The repeated thefts of empty cans and bottles slated for recycling at a Port Chester supermarket have led to burglary charges against a village resident, according to Port Chester police.
Albert Wall, 41, of 10 Parker St., Port Chester, was arrested by a Port Chester police officer who spotted him walking in the village on Friday. Police said Wall is charged with third-degree burglary in connection with the thefts at at 25 Waterfront Place.
Police said workers at Stop and Shop have complained that someone has repeatedly been breaking into a storage room at the supermarket and stealing empty cans and bottles that were being held for recycling. The value of the stolen material is uncertain.
Workers told police they have repeatedly seen the same person taking the recycling and that a security camera took video of the thefts. Police said they reviewed the video and village officers recognized Wall from previous encounters with him.
As a result of the investigation, police were on the lookout for Wall, leading to his arrest Friday.
Wall faces a hearing in Port Chester Village Court.