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article imageN.Y. man allegedly tries to steal beer from Walmart, pulls knife

By Leigh Goessl     Jun 18, 2012 in Crime
Cortlandt Manor - A man was arrested over the weekend in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. after he'd allegedly tried to steal an 18-pack of beer at the local Walmart, and purportedly pulled a knife on the store's security guard.
According to The Journal News, the incident happened on Sat. just before 3:30 p.m. The man allegedly stole an 18-pack of Budweiser from the Walmart located at the Cortlandt Town Center. When stopped by security, the man allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened the guard.
Then he reportedly fled into the parking lot where New York State, Troop 'K' Police quickly apprehended the man.
There were no media reports noting any injuries occurring.
A local man, Christopher Acebal, 46, was charged with first-degree armed robbery, a class B violent felony, and remanded to Westchester County Jail, reported the Cortlandt Daily Voice. No bail was granted.
Mid-Hudson News reported additional charges may be made.
Acebal was due back in Cortlandt Town Court this morning.
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