LIRR Is Inadequate Getaway Vehicle for Cash-Register Burglar

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BETHPAGE, NY - AUGUST 27: Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train prior to the planned noon shutdown on August 27, 2011 in Bethpage, New York. Irene, now a Category 1 hurricane, has made landfall in North Carolina on its way up the eastern seaboard.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Photo: Bruce Bennett/2011 Getty Images

There's a great tradition of criminals disappearing onto public transit in order to escape the scene of the crime, but this doesn't work so well when the crime is stealing a whole cash register. After getting reports he was acting suspiciously, police approached Cory Ford, 34, of Newark, on a New York-bound train Tuesday morning and found he was carrying a cash register stolen the night before from a beauty parlor in Patchogue. Taking the money out first is for followers.