Update: Man Arrested for Impersonating Nat Grid Representative to Burglarize Homes
By Long Island News & PR Published: September 18 2014
A suspect has been arrested in relation to a June burglary.
Update - September 18, 2014 - Third Squad detectives report the arrest of Frank Nicholas, 27, of 7833 Fox Farm Lane, White Marsh, Md. on Wednesday, 09/17/14 in connection with the Herricks incident. Nicholas is being charged with Burglary 2nd Degree. He will be arraigned on Thursday, September 18, 2014 in First District Court, Hempstead.
Update - June 26, 2014 - Detectives are investigating two similar incidents that have occurred in Westbury on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM and Syosset on June 19, 2014 at 3:30.
Herricks, NY - June 21st, 2014 - The Third Squad is investigating a Burglary that occurred on June 20, 2014 at 12:40 PM in Herricks.
According to detectives, a 79 year old female victim received a knock on her front door located on Pine Street. A male white wearing a yellow work vest and a yellow construction hat stated that he was from National Grid and that there was a gas explosion and he needed to come into the victims’ home and check the water for a gas leak. The victim was told to turn on the faucet in the kitchen while the subject continued alone into a bathroom near the master bedroom. The subject stayed in the home for approximately twenty minutes and then left in an unknown direction. Shortly after, the victim discovered assorted gold jewelry missing from her jewelry box.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.