Pair steals cancer drug worth $12,000 from Staten Island apartment building

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The incident happened around 9:15 p.m. Thursday at a residential building in the vicinity of Hamilton Avenue and Saint Marks Place in St. George.

Police are looking for a pair of suspects who stole a cancer medication worth more than $12,000 from a Staten Island woman's apartment building.

It happened around 9:15 p.m. Thursday at a residential building in the vicinity of Hamilton Avenue and Saint Marks Place in St. George.

Authorities say the suspects entered the mailbox room and stole a package that belonged to a 28-year-old cancer patient.
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Police are looking for a pair of suspects who stole a cancer medication more than $12,000 from a Staten Island woman's apartment building


It contained medication valued at more than $12,000.

The suspects are both described as white males, one in his mid 30s and the other around 50. The older suspect was wearing a black jacket, gray hoodie and blue jeans. The younger man was wearing a blue bubble jacket, camouflage cap and gray boots.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

UPDATE: Police have arrested 50-year-old Michael Pertsas in connection with this incident. He is charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. The second suspect remains at large.

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