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Crimes Nearby: Suspects Sought in Store Thefts

Notable arrests and police activity in the region.

Best Buy suspect, left, and man wanted for CVS larceny, at right. Photo Credit: SCPD
Best Buy suspect, left, and man wanted for CVS larceny, at right. Photo Credit: SCPD

Rewards Offered in Store Thefts

Police are seeking suspects in the two separate thefts from Huntington Station stores last month. A man stole a gift set of Calvin Klein cologne from a Huntington Station CVS at about 4 p.m. on Dec. 27. He was confronted by management of the store at 111 Depot Road, Huntington Station and fled. He was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall with a medium build, wearing black clothing and a dark knit cap with a white stripe. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. On Dec. 28 at about 5:35 p.m., a man stole three iPhone Otter Box cases at Best Buy at 148 Walt Whitman Road. The thief was described as being of Middle Eastern descent, approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall with dark hair. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

High Tech LI Burglary Crew's Ringleader Caught

A West Babylon man was the mastermind behind a massive burglary spree across Long Island in which a crew stole more than $10 million worth of cash and property, officials said Thursday. Nikitas “Nicky” Margiellos, 33, was described as the "ringleader" of the operation, which involved more than 50 commercial and residential burglaries on Long Island and in nearby counties between 2009-2011, according to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. Learn more. 

Man Arrested in Great Neck for Grand Larceny

An Ozone Park man is facing grand larceny charges for after police say he removed a jewelry and cash from a Great Neck home in which he was working. Nassau police say Raymond Gonzalez, 35, of 97th Street in Ozone Park, while employed by Thomas Curly Plumbing Company, was working on a Ridge Drive East home and removed from the master bedroom a jewelry box containing an undisclosed amount of jewelry and cash. Learn more.

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