Suspect in Lynbrook Home Burglary in Police Custody, According to Officials

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  04. August 2017

Lynbrook, NY - August 4, 2017 - Fifth Squad detectives report the arrest of Jordan Whitfield, 24, Lakeland, FL, on Wednesday, 08/03/17, in connection with an occupied burglary that occurred in Lynbrook on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 1:53 A.M.
According to detectives, Whitfield entered a residence on S. Williams St. while the male victim, 53, was asleep on the couch on the first floor. The Whitfield had ransacked the victim’s vehicle, which was parked in the driveway, removed the garage door opener that was inside the car and gained access through the garage. The homeowner woke up when he heard the garage door open and saw Whitfield in his hallway. The homeowner then chased the subject out of the house through the garage.  
No known proceeds at this time. No injuries were reported.
Subsequent investigation revealed that on Monday, 07/31/17, Whitfield entered a car on Kent Drive in Hewlett, removed the keys from the console, backed the vehicle through the victim’s gate and then drove off. 
Whitfield is being charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief 4th Degree. He will be arraigned on Friday, 08/04/17, in First District Court, Hempstead
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