Suspect Nabbed Shortly After Overnight Burglary Of Long Island Business

A 21-year-old suspect was caught shortly a Long Island business was burglarized overnight.

Touch of Class Collision in Valley Stream.
Touch of Class Collision in Valley Stream. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

The owner of Touch of Class Collision, located in Valley Stream at 120 East Hawthorne Avenue, received a notification from his alarm company that an unknown subject was inside his store at about 1 a.m. Sunday, May 31, Nassau County Police said.

The owner immediately brought up video of the location on his cellphone and called 911 and provided a description of the suspect.

After a thorough investigation responding officers were able to locate the suspect, Jorge Santizo-Lanuza, of Cedarhurst, in close proximity to the location and he was placed under arrest without incident, police said.

Santizo-Lanuza was charged with:

  • third-degree burglary, 
  • third-degree grand larceny,
  • fourth-degree grand larceny,
  • third-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle,
  • fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. 

He will be arraigned on Monday, June 1 in Mineola.

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