Woodbury, NY - August 18th, 2015 - The Second Squad reports an arrest for Burglary on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 5:00 P.M. in Woodbury.
According to detectives, on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 1:30 A.M. Melody Dry Cleaners, located at 2050 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow had been entered by unknown persons. An undisclosed amount of cash, clothing, and two computers were removed from the store and a van was taken from the parking lot. On the same date, at 6:30 A.M., Pampers Cleaners, located at 505 Plainview Road, Plainview had been entered through an exhaust duct.
An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the store and the suspects fled in an unknown direction. The van from the East Meadow incident was found at the scene of the Plainview incident. An investigation revealed Rafael Sanchez, 24, of Plainview Road, along with a suspect not yet apprehended, were the suspects in this crime. Sanchez surrendered to Second Squad detectives at the Second Precinct.
Sanchez is charged with two counts of Burglary 3rd degree, Grand Larceny 4th degree and Criminal Mischief 4th degree. He will be arraigned on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at First District Court in Hempstead.