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Burglaries Drop, But Dunkin' Donuts is Targeted

Cops: Hicksville store reports $15,000 loss in food products.

Reports of burglaries dropped significantly in the Plainview area last week, according to cops.

Nassau County Police reported three burglaries within the Second Precinct, none of which were in Plainview. This is a drop from the past several weeks where reports were two and three times higher.

But a strange report appeared on the police blotter: The Dunkin' Donuts store in Hicksville reported that thieves made off with $15,000 in food products on Feb. 28.

Since the new year, Nassau County Police have filed the following reports:

  • March 1: 
  • Feb. 22: Cops Report 11 Burglaries Nearby
  • Feb. 15: Cops: 7 Burglaries Reported
  • Feb. 11: 
  • Feb. 1: Crime Report: 300 Cellphones Stolen
  • Jan. 25: Crime Report: 13 Burglaries
  • Jan. 18: Crime Report: 5 Burglaries; Businesses Targeted in Burglaries

Although the amount of burglary reports dropped, one break-in at Dunkin' Donuts in Hicksville resulted in $15,000 worth of stolen merchandise, according to police.

The Second Precinct reported the following incidents:

  • Feb. 28: Burglary; Dunkin' Donuts, Hicksville; $15,000 in food products stolen.
  • Feb. 28: Burglary; Linwood Avenue, Farmingdale; nothing taken.
  • Feb. 28: Robbery; Prospect Avenue, Westbury; cash, wallet, cell phone stolen.
  • March 3: Burglary; Chestnut Street, Hicksville; cash removed from backpack.
JEFF GORDON March 08, 2013 at 11:41 AM
"The Dunkin' Donuts store in Hicksville reported that thieves made off with $15,000 in food products on Feb. 28." THAT'S A LOT OF DONUTS !!!!!!
Glenn March 08, 2013 at 02:57 PM
I always see cops show up after the incidents happen. How proactive are the men in blue lately? Is it the command or just too much area to cover and not enough boots on the ground?
Enuf is Enuf March 08, 2013 at 05:17 PM
Nassau Police are reactive, not proactive. They are good people, but the supervisors encourage other things. They want tickets, street light outage reports, etc. The one place you can guarantee will not be burglarized is a firehouse. You can always see a police car parked behind each one. Sorry, that is just the way it is.

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