NYPD sergeant suspended after shoplifting bust at Macy’s in Yonkers
An NYPD Housing sergeant was suspended without pay Wednesday after she was arrested for shoplifting from a Macy’s in Westchester, police said.
Sgt. Eva Pena, 37, was off-duty when she was caught trying to make off with more than $350 worth of clothes from the department store at the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Yonkers cops said. She was charged with petty larceny and given a desk appearance ticket.
Pena allegedly took the price tags off six pieces of clothing and stuffed the items in her purse.
Store security grabbed her before she left and found the stolen swag in her bag, authorities said.
“She is accused of attempting to leave the store with approximately $359 of unpaid merchandise in her purse,” a spokesman for the Yonkers Police Department said.
Pena joined the NYPD in 2005 and is assigned to Public Service Area 7 in the Bronx.
In 2017, Pena was lauded on Twitter for giving a Bronx teen cab fare to make it to a basketball game on the other side of the borough.
“This young man needed to get to his game on the other side of the BX, so Sgt Pena paid his cab fare to get there on time. #ActOfKindness,” PSA 7's then commanding officer Inspector Jerry O’Sullivan tweeted.