Nassau County Police charged a Franklin Square man last Tuesday with a string of burglaries is his own community and a burglary attempt in West Hempstead.
Asset Forfeiture CIRRT Task Force detectives with the assistance of the Fifth Squad and the Asset Forfeiture Criminal Intelligence Analysts arrested Christopher Pettey, 28, and charged him with five counts of second-degree Burglary.
Cops say Pettey attempted to rob a home on Baldwin Drive in West Hempstead on Aug. 20. but was met by the homeowner and fled the scene with no proceeds.
That same day, police say, Pettey stole assorted jewelry from a home on Claflin Boulevard and another on Rintin Street in Franklin Square. Pettey is also responsible for burglarizing two other Franklin Square homes, stealing jewelry from a home on Propp Avenue on Aug. 8 and cash and prescription medicine from a Ribbon Street home on Aug. 4, according to police.
Cops: Man Used Counterfeit Money, Fought Officer
A Freeport man was arrested last Sunday after he allegedly bought goods with counterfeit money, attempted to return the items and resisted arrest, according to police.
On Aug. 26, at 3:22 p.m., Marcus Raiford, 22, entered the Pet Supplies plus at 3644 Long Beach Road in Oceanside and bought assorted merchandise using two apparent counterfeit $20 bills, police said. At that time, an inter-office email was circulated to Pet Supplies Plus stores alerting employees of the incident.
Raiford then went to the Pet Supplies Plus store in Valley Stream on Aug. 28 and attempted to return the items, according to police. He was told to go back to the original place of purchase. The manager of the Oceanside store was notified that a man fitting the description of the alert was attempting to return merchandise, and notified police.
Later in the day, Raiford entered the Oceanside store and attempted to return the merchandise. Fourth Precinct police officers responded to the scene, approached the defendant, told him he was under arrest and directed him to place his hands behind his back, according to police.
The defendant allegedly refused, began swinging his arms, pushed the officer and ran for the store exit, police said. The officer was able to handcuff the defendant, but sustained an injury to his finger and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
No other injuries were reported.
Raiford is charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, resisting arrest and second-degree assault.
Man’s Nose Broken During Mugging in Valley Stream
A man on a bicycle stopped in front of another man in Valley Stream last Sunday, punching him in the face and breaking his nose before making off with the victim’s iPad, according to police.
At 12:08 a.m. on Aug. 26, the 18-year-old victim was walking on North Central Avenue when he was approached by the subject — who is described as black, about 19 years old, 5 foot 9 inches to 5 foot 11 inches and wearing a black sweatshirt, jeans and a black doo-rag — who was riding a BMX bicycle, police said. The subject then blocked the victim’s path and punched him. He then fled north.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injury.
Detectives request that anyone with information about this crime or the one below should contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Oceanside Shop Clerk Robbed
Two men pushed an Oceanside pawnshop clerk to the ground last Sunday and stole his money, police said.
On Aug 26 at 11:40 a.m., two white subjects entered Wall Street Gold and Pawn Shop, located at 3275 Long Beach Rd., and pushed the 24-year-old male victim to the ground, police said. They then took an unknown amount of money from his pants pocket.
The subjects fled the store on foot in an unknown direction. The victim suffered a minor injury to his left knee and refused medical attention at the scene.
The first subject is described as in his mid 30’s, 5 foot 10 inches tall with a stocky build and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and blue latex gloves. The second subject is described as 6 feet tall and wearing a dark hooded shirt, blue latex gloves and a rubber President’s mask.
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