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Man charged for flashing teens, Cedarhurst grocery store holdup, preteens arrested for B&E and other local news stories for January 31th, 2012

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Long Island Man Flashes Teens, Cedarhurst Grocery Store Robbed at Gunpoint, Pre-teen Girls Arrested in Toy Store Brean-In, LIRR Signal Systems Getting an Upgrade

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Long Island Man Flashes Teens

Nassau County police have arrested an 81-year-old man after he allegedly exposed himself to two 13-year-old girls at a CVS in Great Neck. Authorities say Amir Shooshani flashed his genitals at the girls twice on December 4. The girls reported seeing Shooshani at the same CVS on Sunday and notified police who responded to the scene and took the man into custody. He is being charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of exposure.

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Cedarhurst Grocery Store Robbed at Gunpoint

Right Time Grocery in Cedarhurst was robbed by a masked, armed robber around 5:15am Monday morning. The robber, armed with a silver handgun, demanded the 53-year-old man employee of the grocery store to get on the floor and cash from the register. The suspect fled the store and got into the passenger side of a cream-colored Ford Explorer that was last seen driving northbound on Rockaway Turnpike. He is described as a six-foot tall black man with a medium build, wearing a gray-hooded sweatshirt with white lettering and a green bandana covering his face. No injuries were suffered in the incident.

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Pre-teen Girls Arrested in Toy Store Break-In

Two young girls are accused of breaking into a KB Toy Store in New Cassel and stealing several items including a stuffed animal. The two girls, a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old, threw rocks through the front door around 2:35am Sunday morning and stole wool hats and handbags in addition to the stuffed animal. The pair were arrested by police but later released into the custody of their parents. They face charges of burglary and criminal mischief.

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LIRR Signal Systems Getting an Upgrade

The Long Island Rail Road will be getting a major upgrade after a lightning strike seriously damaged the signal system at Jamaica station in September. The lightning strike nearly halted all travel on the LIRR, leaving thousands of passengers stranded on trains for hours. Several of the system’s computer processors were also damaged. Ugrades include improved isolation of computer processors and more surge protection. Officials at LIRR say he Italian company that designed the signal system, Ansaldo STS of Genoa, has agreed to pay for the upgrades which will cost $500,000. The LIRR will also be given a warranty for the equipment. There is no reported date for completion of the upgrades.

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