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Crimes Nearby: Grand Larceny; Pharmacy Burglary Arrests

Notable arrests and police activity in the region.

Crimes Nearby: Grand Larceny; Pharmacy Burglary Arrests
Cops Seeking Grand Larceny Suspect

Port Washington police seek the public’s help in identifying a male subject wanted in connection with grand larceny that occurred at 169A Main St. in Port Washington on Sept. 12 just after 1 p.m.

For further information, contact Det. Ferrara or Det. Alberti with the Port Washington Police at (516) 883-0500 ext. 308 or 330.

Arrest Made in Rash of Nassau Pharmacy Burglaries

Three men were arrested early Monday in connection with a rash of area pharmacy burglaries occurring over the past week, say Nassau police.

The three allegedly broke into Locust Valley Chemists on Forest Avenue at 12:20 a.m. Monday then broke into Glen Head Pharmacy on Glen Cove Avenue about an hour later. On both occasions, they broke the glass of the front door to get in and removed an undetermined amount of pharmaceuticals.

Two of the men managed to get away from Nassau Police who responded to the burglary in Glen Head. Casey Arena, 19, of Hicksville was apprehended.

Steven Rose, 20, of Hicksville and Steven Cross, 21, of East Meadow fled the scene in a white car driven by Cross. The car was stopped by Old Brookville Police on Chicken Valley Road.  

When police approached the car, Cross allegedly fled, nearly hitting an officer. The car was eventually stopped on Shuswamp Road and Dogwood Lane where both Cross and Rose were arrested by Old Brookville Police.

Detectives were able to connect Casey Arena to three additional pharmacy burglaries. Learn more.  

Another Hicksville Drug Store Hit By Cinder-Block Bandit

Nassau police say someone used a cinder block to break through the glass door of a Hicksville pharmacy and stole a stash of pharmaceuticals.

The latest heist took place Sept. 26 at Smith Pharmacy, located at 53 N. Broadway, just before 6 a.m., Nassau Police said. 

No suspects have been identified in the thefts.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this burglary  or Monday's crime to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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