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Suspect On Run After Armed Robbery At Long Island Dunkin' Donuts Suspect On Run After Armed Robbery At Long Island Dunkin' Donuts
Suspect On Run After Armed Robbery At Long Island Dunkin' Donuts A suspect is on the loose after an armed robbery at a Long Island Dunkin' Donuts. Ut happened around 8 p.m. Sunday, May 26 in East Meadow. After entering the store located at 329 Merrick Ave., the suspect approached a male store employee and displayed a handgun while demanding cash, Nassau County Police said.   The victim complied and the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of money. There were two employees and no customers present inside the location at the time of the robbery.  No injuries were reported. The suspect is described…
Man Exposes, Touches Himself At Mall On Long Island, Police Say Man Exposes, Touches Himself At Mall On Long Island, Police Say
Man Exposes, Touches Himself At Mall On Long Island, Police Say A Long Island man has been arrested after he allegedly exposed himself to a woman in a mall food court. It happened in Garden City on Thursday, May 16, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 10 a.m., Irvin Acevedo Ayala, age 27 of Hempstead, was at the Roosevelt Field Mall food court, located at 630 Old Country Road. He allegedly approached a 62-year-old woman, who was also in the food court, and began exposing and touching his genitals. Police located him nearby and he was arrested without incident. Ayala is charged with public lewdness. He pleaded not guilty at his a…
Man Forcibly Touches 25-Year-Old Woman On Long Island, Police Say Man Forcibly Touches 25-Year-Old Woman On Long Island, Police Say
Man Forcibly Touches 25-Year-Old Woman On Long Island, Police Say A Long Island man has been arrested after police claim he touched a woman while she walked down the street. It happened in North Bellmore on Monday, May 6. According to the Nassau County Police Department, a 25-year-old woman was walking that day down Evelyn Avenue. Ronal Ortega-Escalon, age 25 of North Bellmore, allegedly approached the woman, inappropriately grabbing and forcibly touching her. Detectives found Ortega-Escalon and arrested him on the evening of Tuesday, May 7. He is charged with two counts of forcible touching. Ortega-Escalon pleaded not guilty at his arraignment …
Know Anything? Police Search For Anti-Semitic Graffiti Artist On Long Island Know Anything? Police Search For Anti-Semitic Graffiti Artist On Long Island
Know Anything? Police Search For Anti-Semitic Graffiti Artist On Long Island Police are searching for the person they say is behind anti-Semitic graffiti done at several Long Island homes and more. The suspect last struck in East Meadow on Monday, April 15, Nassau County Police said. Just before 6:30 a.m., officers reported seeing the offensive graffiti drawn on the PVC fencing of a house on Cedar Lane. An investigation led authorities to believe the same person was behind similar anti-Semitic graffiti done on other Cedar Lane home fences as well as on the sidewalk of 1400 Prospect Lane. The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction. Additional details, in…
Burlgar At Large Following $8K Long Island Theft Burlgar At Large Following $8K Long Island Theft
Burlgar At Large Following $8K Long Island Theft Police are searching for the person who broke into a local Long Island restaurant and made off with thousands of dollars. It happened in Syosset on Sunday, April 7, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 3:40 a.m. that morning, a burglar forced their way through the back door of Italian-American restaurant Café Testarossa, located at 499 Jericho Turnpike. Once inside, authorities said the thief stole a total of $8,000 cash from the register before fleeing the scene. There are no descriptions of the subject and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have information…
Woman Nabbed For $16K Long Island Scam: Police Woman Nabbed For $16K Long Island Scam: Police
Woman Nabbed For $16K Long Island Scam: Police A woman from Brooklyn was arrested after she allegedly attempted to scam a Long Island resident out of tens of thousands of dollars. The Flower Hill scheme began on Friday, April 5, according to Nassau County Police. At about 10 a.m. that morning, a 51-year-old woman received a notification that her computer had been locked. The notification provided a phone number to call to fix the alleged issue. When she called, the representative told her she needed to pay $16,000 to remedy the suspicious activity that was found on the victim’s computer. Police said the victim withdrew the money a…
$30K Gambling Scam: Man Nabbed For Scheme On Long Island $30K Gambling Scam: Man Nabbed For Scheme On Long Island
$30K Gambling Scam: Man Nabbed For Scheme On Long Island A Brooklyn man was caught and arrested for attempting to scam a Long Island woman out of tens of thousands of dollars, police said. It happened on Monday, April 1 in Mineola, according to Nassau County Police. On that day, a 57-year-old woman was contacted by the alleged scammer, who claimed to be a Microsoft employee. He told the victim that she had a $30,000 gambling charge on her account. Then, a short time later, another man called the victim, this time claiming to be from Chase Fraud Prevention. Police said that the second caller persuaded the woman to take out the $30,000 in cas…
Seen Him? Man Uses Fake Docs To Buy Luxury Car On Long Island Seen Him? Man Uses Fake Docs To Buy Luxury Car On Long Island
Seen Him? Man Uses Fake Docs To Buy Luxury Car On Long Island Authorities are searching for a man who they say bought a Mercedez-Bens car at a Long Island dealership using faked documents. The incident originally occurred in December 2023, in East Meadow, Nassau County Police announced on Wednesday, March 27. At approximately 8:10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28, the suspect walked into the CarMax, located at 2000 Hempstead Turnpike. He allegedly produced fake documents to buy a 2017 Mercedez-Bens car and left. Nassau Police described the man as 6 feet tall with a thin build. They estimated he is between 25 and 30 years old. At the time of the alleged …
Man Impersonates Officer To Search Victim's Pants Pockets, More On Long Island: Police Man Impersonates Officer To Search Victim's Pants Pockets, More On Long Island: Police
Man Impersonates Officer To Search Victim's Pants Pockets, More On Long Island: Police A Queens resident was arrested after he pretended to be a police officer so that he could search a man’s pants pockets and car on Long Island, authorities said. It happened on Sunday, March 17 in Elmont, according to Nassau County Police. At about 10:30 p.m. that evening, 32-year-old Mitchell Robi of Queens walked up to a man at the Mobile Gas Station, located at 101 Hempstead Turnpike, identifying himself as an undercover, off-duty police officer. Robi then allegedly began to search the 25-year-old man’s sweatshirt and pants pockets before moving on to the man’s car. As he opened the…
Long Island Man Nabbed For Alleged Sexual Assault, Police Search For Other Victims Long Island Man Nabbed For Alleged Sexual Assault, Police Search For Other Victims
Long Island Man Nabbed For Alleged Sexual Assault, Police Search For Other Victims Police arrested a Long Island man for reportedly raping a child and have asked any other potential victims to come forward. Baldwin man Stephen Vickers-Griffiths, age 35, was arrested on Monday, February 26, according to Nassau County Police. Vickers-Griffiths allegedly sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl and was arrested at Pines Motor Lodge in Westbury, located at 101 Taylor Avenue. He was charged with the following:  Rape;  Criminal sexual act, two counts; and  Endangering the welfare of a child.  He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment and is next due in co…
Woman Carjacked After Exiting Rolls Royce In Broad Daylight On Long Island Woman Carjacked After Exiting Rolls Royce In Broad Daylight On Long Island
Woman Carjacked After Exiting Rolls Royce In Broad Daylight On Long Island A suspect is on the loose after a carjacking in broad daylight in a residential Long Island neighborhood. The incident happened around 12:45 p.m. Friday, March 15 in Brookville. According to Nassau County Police Robbery Squad Detectives, a 33-year-old woman drove her 2022 Rolls Royce into her driveway on Old Cedar Swamp Road and exited her vehicle.  While unloading her car, a man entered her vehicle. A struggle ensued before the man was able to take control of the car. The suspect then drove away, dragging the victim several feet, before fleeing in an unknown direction…
Burglar Snags Over $4,500 From Long Island Store: Police Burglar Snags Over $4,500 From Long Island Store: Police
Burglar Snags Over $4,500 From Long Island Store: Police Police are searching for a man who they say stole thousands of dollars of merchandise from a Long Island Rite Aid. It happened on Friday, March 8 in Massapequa, according to Nassau County Police. At around 9:45 p.m., a man walked into the Rite Aid located at 5125 Merrick Road with a backpack and a shopping bag. The manager of Rite Aid said the alleged thief walked into the restricted area of the store, going all the way into the store’s basement. He later walked out, leaving the manager to discover that $4,700 worth of merchandise had been taken. Police described the suspect as a Blac…
Look Familiar? Man Swipes Money, More From Long Island Driveway Look Familiar? Man Swipes Money, More From Long Island Driveway
Look Familiar? Man Swipes Money, More From Long Island Driveway Police are searching for a man who was caught on camera breaking into a car in a Long Island driveway. It was about 4:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 3, when the break-in happened, Nassau County Police said. A Massapequa Park man, age 64, has parked his car in the driveway of his Atlantic Avenue home the evening before. However, when he went back to the vehicle in the morning, he noticed his keys and an undetermined amount of money. A security camera later revealed that the culprit of the theft was a man in a black hoodie, blue and white checkered pajama pants, and a black backpack. Dai…
Alleged Arsonist At Large Following Long Island Fire, Police Say Alleged Arsonist At Large Following Long Island Fire, Police Say
Alleged Arsonist At Large Following Long Island Fire, Police Say Police on Long Island are on the lookout for the person who is said to have lit a luxury car on fire before fleeing. The incident happened on Monday, March 4 in Garden City Park. According to Nassau County Police, it was just after 3 a.m. when the 23-year-old victim noticed that his car, a 2012 BMW, was on fire in the driveway of his Second Street residence. The alleged arsonist is said to have fled the scene on foot, heading east on Second Street. Firefighters with the New Hyde Park Fire Department extinguished the fire, which sustained heavy damage. No other injuries were reported…
Seen Him? Police Seach For Man Responsible For Multiple Long Island Crimes Seen Him? Police Seach For Man Responsible For Multiple Long Island Crimes
Seen Him? Police Seach For Man Responsible For Multiple Long Island Crimes Police are asking the community to keep a lookout for a 21-year-old who they say is responsible for multiple larcenies on Long Island. Vincent Fredericks, age 21, of Oceanside, is thought to be responsible for multiple crimes across Nassau County, according to a post by the NCPD on Friday, March 1. The department is asking Long Islanders to keep an eye out for the wanted man, who is 5-foot-5, weighs approximately 100 pounds, and has brown hair and eyes. Though it is unclear where he was last seen, Fredericks is said to operate a white 2012 Kia Sportage. Additional details, including t…
Man Found Dead Inside Long Island Home Man Found Dead Inside Long Island Home
Man Found Dead Inside Long Island Home Police on Long Island launched an investigation after they found a man dead inside a local home. It happened on Monday, Feb. 26 in Hempstead, according to Nassau County Police. Read the new, updated story: Teen Charged For Hempstead Man's Murder, Police Say Just before 11 a.m. that day, police arrived at a home on Maryland Avenue after receiving a call about a man not breathing. They found the victim, a 61-year-old man whose identity has not yet been released, in a bedroom with blunt-force trauma to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the investigatio…
Seen Him? Man Swipes Donations From Long Island Church Seen Him? Man Swipes Donations From Long Island Church
Seen Him? Man Swipes Donations From Long Island Church Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a man who was caught stealing from a church on Long Island. The burglary happened on Thursday, Feb. 22 in Mineola. According to Nassau County Police, the man walked into Corpus Christi Church, located at 155 Garfield Avenue. Once inside, he broke into four donation boxes and grabbed an unknown amount of currency before running off. The burglar is described as a Black man who is approximately 35 years old. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, a tan beanie or ski cap, gray sneakers, and a surgica…
Recognize These Scammers? Duo Pose As Masonry Workers On Long Island, Police Say Recognize These Scammers? Duo Pose As Masonry Workers On Long Island, Police Say
Recognize These Scammers? Duo Pose As Masonry Workers On Long Island, Police Say Police are searching for a pair of scammers who pretended to be construction workers and stole over $200,000 from a Long Island resident. The scam started in Elmont in November 2023 and lasted through Tuesday, Feb. 6, according to Nassau County Police. A pair of people, who posed as masonry workers, visited a 70-year-old man’s home. They told him that they would perform the necessary repairs his home needed. The victim agreed, and over the next two months, the duo came back to the house and each time claimed that there was more damage that needed repair. Each time, the scammers allege…
Update: Suspects Remain At Large After 4 Hospitalized Following Fight At Long Island Bar Update: Suspects Remain At Large After 4 Hospitalized Following Fight At Long Island Bar
Update: Suspects Remain At Large After 4 Hospitalized Following Fight At Long Island Bar A suspect or suspects remain at large after four people were hospitalized when a fight at a Long Island bar spilled out the street. Original report: 4 Hospitalized After Fight At Valley Stream Bar Spills Out Onto Street It happened on Saturday, Feb. 3 in Valley Stream, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 3:30 a.m., police found the victims — a 33-year-old man, a 34-year-old man, a 31-year-old woman, and a 26-year-old woman — near the intersection of North Central Avenue and West Merrick Road. All had lacerations and stab wounds. Earlier in the night, the group o…
Recognize Him? Robber Punches Long Island Victim, Flees, Police Say Recognize Him? Robber Punches Long Island Victim, Flees, Police Say
Recognize Him? Robber Punches Long Island Victim, Flees, Police Say Police are searching for a man who they say punched a teen with brass knuckles before making off with the victim’s belongings. It happened on Wednesday, Jan. 24 in Hicksville, according to Nassau County Police. At around 8 p.m. on that day, the 18-year-old victim was at his home on Lee Avenue with the suspect when the pair got into a verbal argument. However, the alleged robber escalated, punching the teen in the face with brass knuckles before demanding his belongings and running off with them in an unknown direction. Among his belongings, the victim’s phone and an unknown amount of …
4 Hospitalized After Fight At Long Island Bar Spills Out Onto Street 4 Hospitalized After Fight At Long Island Bar Spills Out Onto Street
4 Hospitalized After Fight At Long Island Bar Spills Out Onto Street Four people were hospitalized after a fight at a Long Island bar spilled out into the street. The chain of events begin around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 Valley Stream. When Nassau County Police Fifth Precinct officers responded to North Central Avenue and West Merrick Road for a large disturbance, they located the four victim who suffered  from lacerations and stab wounds. The victims were 33- and 34-year-old men, and 26- and 31-year-old women. Upon further investigation it was determined that the four victims were inside of Moods Lounge and Café, located at 269 West Merrick R…
Seen 'Em? Search On For Pair Of Long Island Thieves Seen 'Em? Search On For Pair Of Long Island Thieves
Seen 'Em? Search On For Pair Of Long Island Thieves Police are on the lookout for two people who robbed both a Long Island department store and a restaurant. The back-to-back robberies occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in East Garden City, according to Nassau County Police. Just before 5:30 p.m., a man and woman walked into the Macy’s located at 630 Old Country Road, at the Roosevelt Field Mall. As they began to grab items, concealing them, two of the store’s loss prevention officers confronted the pair. A struggle followed, with the woman allegedly becoming combative, pushing and kicking the officer before the two suspects ran, fleeing we…
Woman Robbed In Parking Lot Near Long Island Mall: Police Woman Robbed In Parking Lot Near Long Island Mall: Police
Woman Robbed In Parking Lot Near Long Island Mall: Police Police are searching for a robber who robbed a woman in broad daylight near a busy mall on Long Island, making off with her purse and more, police said. It happened on Monday, Jan. 29 in East Garden City, according to Nassau County Police. Just before 4 p.m. on that day, a 53-year-old woman was in the parking lot of 600 Old Country Road, near the Roosevelt Field Mall. She had just gotten out of her car when the robber struck, grabbing the purse off of her shoulder and breaking the strap before fleeing the scene. Police said the suspect drove off in an older model gray BMW, driving sou…
Man Shot In Long Island Neighborhood, Police Searching For Information Man Shot In Long Island Neighborhood, Police Searching For Information
Man Shot In Long Island Neighborhood, Police Searching For Information Police on Long Island are searching for witnesses and information in connection with the shooting of a man in a neighborhood. The incident took place in New Cassel around 12:20 a.m., Monday, Jan. 29 in the area of Oliver and Elton streets. According to Nassau County Police, officers located a 21-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg. Officers applied a tourniquet and the victim was transported to a hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported. The investigation is ongoing. Detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident contact Nassau County…
Fatal Crash: Pickup Truck Flees Scene On Long Island Fatal Crash: Pickup Truck Flees Scene On Long Island
Fatal Crash: Pickup Truck Flees Scene On Long Island A hit-and-run driver is at large after a fatal overnight Long Island crash. Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For 24-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Pickup Truck In Hit-Run South Farmingdale Crash It happened around 3:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28  in South Farmingdale in the area of 116 Merrits Road. Responding Nassau County Police officers found a man lying in the roadway with severe head trauma. A short-bed silver-and-gray pickup truck struck the victim and left the scene before the officers' arrival, according to Nassau County Police.  A Nassau County PD amb…
$20K Theft: Couple Cons Long Island Woman, Flees Scene, Police Say $20K Theft: Couple Cons Long Island Woman, Flees Scene, Police Say
$20K Theft: Couple Cons Long Island Woman, Flees Scene, Police Say Police are searching for two people who stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a Long Island woman’s home. The incident occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in Westbury. According to Nassau County Police, an unknown man and woman knocked on the door of a Westbury home at approximately 3:30 p.m., telling the 74-year-old victim inside that they were giving out estimates on concrete work. The woman allegedly invited the two alleged con artists into her home. While inside, the man asked to use the victim’s restroom; when he came back, the two claimed they would head out to the…
Armed Home Invasion: 2 Suspects On Loose After Incident In Quiet Long Island Neighborhood Armed Home Invasion: 2 Suspects On Loose After Incident In Quiet Long Island Neighborhood
Armed Home Invasion: 2 Suspects On Loose After Incident In Quiet Long Island Neighborhood Two suspects are on the loose after a violent home invasion at a house in a quiet Long Island neighborhood. It happened around 2 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7 in Bethpage. The two, armed with long guns, entered the home on Normandy Drive through a basement window, Nassau County Police said. Once inside the subjects tied the hands of a man and woman, both age 62, who were confined to their bedroom.  One suspect watched the victims in the bedroom while the other went through the rest of the home before both subjects fled the scene in an unknown direction with an undetermined amount of proceeds, …
Shots Fired In Residential Area Of Long Island Spark Investigation Shots Fired In Residential Area Of Long Island Spark Investigation
Shots Fired In Residential Area Of Long Island Spark Investigation Police are investigating an early-morning shooting that occurred in a residential area of Long Island. It happened on Friday, Jan. 5 in Elmont, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 4:20 a.m., a witness near the Baylis Avenue and Parkway Drive area reported hearing five loud shots. Police at the scene recovered four 9mm shell casings from the road. No injuries were reported during the shooting, and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will rema…
Man In Critical Condition Following Long Island Hit-Run Man In Critical Condition Following Long Island Hit-Run
Man In Critical Condition Following Long Island Hit-Run A man who was hit by a car while attempting to cross a Long Island street is in critical condition while police search for the perpetrator. The incident happened in Roslyn Heights on Monday, Jan. 1, according to Nassau County Police. It was just before 5:15 p.m. when the victim, a 91-year-old man, started to cross Mineola Avenue near the intersection of Hillside Avenue when he was hit. The dark SUV car, which was traveling north on Mineola Avenue, continued driving after it hit the man. Police reported that the victim, whose identity has not been released, suffered severe trauma, and …
Burglar Swipes Pocketbook, More From Long Island Home Burglar Swipes Pocketbook, More From Long Island Home
Burglar Swipes Pocketbook, More From Long Island Home Police are searching for a Long Island burglar who took bags full of items from an occupied home. The burglary happened on Tuesday, Dec. 26 in Syosset. According to Nassau County Police, the burglars broke into a Church Street home at around 3 a.m. through the front window. The person took a backpack and pocketbook, both of which were filled with miscellaneous items, and fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. A description of the burglar was not available. Police urge anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIP…
Pair Pepper Spray ShopRite Employee During Long Island Robbery: Police Pair Pepper Spray ShopRite Employee During Long Island Robbery: Police
Pair Pepper Spray ShopRite Employee During Long Island Robbery: Police Police are searching for two people who they say robbed a Long Island ShopRite, pushing an employee and later spraying him with pepper spray. It happened on Wednesday, Dec. 20 in Bethpage, according to Nassau County Police. Just before 5:30 p.m., a man and woman entered ShopRite, located at 3901 Hempstead Turnpike. They began to hide food and eventually, as they made to leave the store, a 22-year-old loss prevention officer confronted the two. Police said the woman dropped the items and ran; however, the man allegedly refused to return what had been stolen. Because of this, the empl…