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Police Report Two Arrests in Connection with Vehicle, Property Theft in Franklin Square, Elmont

John Markou, 18, of Richmond Hill and Tyrese Chestnut, 18, of Bronx, were caught after a foot chase, officials say.

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NCPD reports the arrest of (L to R) Tyrese Chestnut, 18, of Bronx John Markou, 18, of Richmond Hill for Grand Larceny that occurred on Sunday, June 18, in Franklin Square.

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Franklin Square, NY - June 20, 2017 - The Fifth Squad reports the arrest of 2 men for Grand Larceny that occurred on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 4:39 am in Franklin Square.
According to detectives, a 21 year old female victim was looking outside her window on Bly Court when she saw three (3) male subjects going through her vehicle.  
One of the subject’s began walking down the street attempting to open the doors to other vehicles on the block. The victim then notified police. Proceeds from the victim’s automobile was a pocketbook that contained personal papers a credit card.  
Upon arrival, police observed two (2) subjects that fit the description of the above subjects. The subjects fled the scene on foot as the police approached.  
After a foot pursuit with the assistance of Nassau County Police Department Canine Unit, defendants John Markou, 18, of Richmond Hill and Tyrese Chestnut, 18, of Bronx were placed under arrest on Oaks Drive and Center Drive, Franklin Square. The third subject not yet arrested. A pair of car keys were recovered near defendant Markou.  
After an investigation it was discovered that the keys belonged to a 2007 Hyundai which was stolen from Elmont a few hours earlier.
Defendant John Markou is being charged with Grand Larceny 4th Degree and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.  Defendant Chestnut is being charged with Grand Larceny 4th Degree. They were arraigned on Monday, June 19, 2017 at First District Court, Hempstead.
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