Police have charged two men with grand larceny after stole from the Valley Stream Home Depot several times in one day.
According to Nassau County Police, Ganesh Persaud, 42, of Ozone Park, and Abdul Azimulla, 45, also of Ozone Park, were seen on surveillance at Home Depot placing electrical tools in two toilet boxes. The two then went to self-checkout and paid for the toilets but not the tools they hid and left, cops said.
They returned two more times the same day and repeated the actions, police reported.
The incident occurred Sept. 8, cops said.
At 9:15 a.m. Sunday, the two returned to the same Home Depot and were recognized by security, who then called the police, detectives said.
Both were arrested at the scene. They are each charged with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and petit larceny. They were arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Police Search for Suspected Baldwin Robbers
Police are searching for information surrounding the robbery of a man in Baldwin this weekend.
Cops said a 32-year-old man was walking south on Grand Avenue in Baldwin near the train station when he was approached by three men on bicycles.
One man pushed the victim down and demanded his cell phone, cops said. The victim handed over his phone and the three fled on two bikes, police reported.
The incident happened at 12:35 a.m. Sunday, cops said.
- Sept. 4: Officer Walsh responded to a report of a theft of numerous pieces of jewelry and watches by a subject who had fled Sears. After a brief foot pursuit, Officer Walsh, with the aid of a court officer, apprehended the subject, a male 47-year-old from Hempstead, in the vicinity of the Nassau County Court complex. Upon further investigation, the subject was charged with a similar theft at Sears where he stole assorted clothing valued at more than $1,000, and an outstanding Nassau County warrant for larceny.
- Sept. 5: A resident received a phone call from a male who stated that he was her son and that he was arrested in another state and needed bail money to be sent to him. It was determined to be a scam after the parent hung up the phone and called her son who stated that he did not call her.
- The sales manager from Mercedes Benz, located at 650 Sunrise Highway, reported to police on Aug. 30 at 11:28 a.m. that three state dealer license plates and two dealer-assigned passenger plates were lost or stolen from the car dealership.
- A complainant from Rockville Centre reported to police on Aug. 26 at 7:45 p.m. that an unknown person(s) transferred funds online from his Chase Bank account to a new bank account without his authorization.
- Mary Elsasser, 54, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was arrested and charged with a Nassau County probation warrant at Long Beach Police Department headquarters on Sept. 4.
- Pedro Lasso, 53, a homeless person, was arrested and charged with petit larceny at East Park Avenue on Sept. 7.