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Crimes Nearby: Package Thief Caught on Tape

Crimes and arrests making headlines nearby this week.

Cops Searching for Thief Caught on Tape

Garden City police are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman wanted in connection with aDec. 3 incident in which a package was removed from the front step of a Jefferson Street home. Read the full story here.

Charges Said to be Pending Against Assistant Chief

Departmental charges are a distinct possibility against a Garden City Park Fire Department Assistant Chief regarding alleged misconduct after being involved with a search by Nassau County Police relating to an incident at the Cellini Lodge Festival this past August. Click here to read the full story.

Cops: Man Beaten, Robbed Behind RVC Home

Cops said the victim, 22, met an acquaintance at 2:50 p.m. on Shellbank Place and had a brief conversation before two other men pulled up in a car. The victim began to run away, but was caught by the three subjects behind a house on Shellbank Place, police said. The three men punched the victim and took an iPhone and cash from him, cops reported. Click here for the full story.

Police Investigating Valley Stream Bank Robbery Attempt

Nassau County Police said they are investigating a bank robbery attempt which occurred Tuesday morning at Dime Savings Bank on West Merrick Road in Valley Stream. 

At 9:39 a.m., police said that a subject entered the bank and handed a demand note to a teller. After several seconds, the subject fled the bank without any proceeds and was last observed on foot westbound on West Merrick Road, according to police.Click here to read the full story.

Valley Stream Fire Ruled Arson

Police have ruled a fire that broke out early Sunday at a Valley Stream cleaners arson.

On Dec. 8, at 4:55 a.m., a 911 call was received for smoke in the vicinity of Merrick Road and Central Avenue, according to police. Officers responded and found a working fire at Purr-fect Cleaners, located at 38 South Central Ave. Click here to read the full story.

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