A local woman has been charged in a Bedford Hills burglary five months after Bedford police arrested her for shoplifting from three Katonah businesses.
Jennifer Kramer, 26, of Bedford Hills, was arrested on Sept. 14 after allegedly breaking into Groom and Room, a pet grooming and boarding business at 251 Adams Street. The owners reported that a burglary had taken place there between 6 p.m. on Sept. 13 and 6 a.m. on the 14th.
The building owner and tenant called police at about 8:15 a.m. and reported that a rear window was broken in the store and blood was found on several surfaces. In addition, the store had obviously been searched, police said, but no money was located at the time.
Police identified Kramer as a person of interest in the incident and interviewed her; their investigation revealed that a juvenile was also allegedly involved in the attempted larceny.
Around the same timeframe, police received a call regarding a theft at the A&P supermarket in Katonah, where a shopper had reported a backpack stolen at about 5 p.m. on Sept. 13. While Kramer was at the police station being interviewed about the burglary at Groom and Room, police determined from the A&P surveillance video that Kramer was also responsible for the backpack theft.
Kramer was charged petty larceny, third degree burglary, attempted petty larceny and third degree criminal mischief. She's being held at the Westchester County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $15,000 bond.
In April, Kramer was arrested after she allegedly stole snacks, jewelry and wine from three separate retail shops in Katonah; then she was charged with petty larceny, resisting arrest and three counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.