When in Malverne boarded up one of its windows Monday it sent rumors around the neighborhood that burglars had attempted to rob the store twice this weekend.
But the Malverne Police told Patch Tuesday that while there were two incidents at the Hempstead Avenue business on Sept. 11 and 12 that warranted their attention, there were no burglary attempts.
"It's criminal mischief," Lt. Stan Kid, of the Malverne Police, said.
At 12:30 a.m. Sunday, and again, around the same time, Monday, rocks were thrown at the glass exterior of the building, Kid said. Both incidents were reported by a store pharmacist Keith Hoerleine.*
The rocks broke the glass on one of doors and the right display window, but by Tuesday afternoon, both had been fixed and the wooden boards had been taken down.
Still, Kitt said, "We are increasing patrol there."
The article has been edited to reflect the following change: A previous version indicated that Keith Hoerleine is the owner of Nordon Drugs. He is a pharmacist. Patch regrets the error.