Weather Alert  

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 1 PM EST MONDAY * WHAT...One and a half to two and a half feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Bronx, Northwest Suffolk, Northern Queens and Northern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 7 AM to 1 PM EST Monday. * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Widespread moderate flooding of vulnerable areas is likely near the waterfront and shoreline, including roads, parking lots, parks, lawns, and homes and businesses with basements near the waterfront. Several road closures are possible, and vehicles parked in vulnerable areas near the waterfront may become flooded. Flooding will also extend inland from the waterfront along tidal rivers and bays. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...Breaking waves may result in beach erosion, and localized wave splashover onto shoreline streets and minor damage possible to shorefront structures.

Crime Report: Three Wanted in Pawn Shop Robbery; Man Caught Stealing $71k from Employer

LongIsland.com

Three men robbed a Freeport pawn shop; Brooklyn man was caught stealing on camera.

Print Email

Three Wanted in Pawn Shop Robbery
Nassau County police are investigating a robbery that occurred on Friday morning at a pawn shop on Sunrise Highway in Freeport.

According to police, three unidentified black males entered Freeport Cash for Gold just before 11 a.m. on Friday. The men were wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and were carrying handguns.

Two men, ages 61 and 29 were working at the shop when the robbery occurred. One of the suspects removed the cash and credit cards from the 29-year-old victim. Both victims were then taken into the back of the shop and were ordered to open the safe. The victims' hands were then bound as the suspects fled the scene with an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry.

The subjects were seen heading westbound on Sunrise Highway in a dark colored Nissan Maxima with possible North Carolina plates. The victims were not injured during the robbery.

Anyone with knowledge of this incident should contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. Tips will be kept anonymous.

[Source: Nassau County Police Department]

Man Caught Stealing $71k from Employer
A Brooklyn man was arrested on Friday after allegedly stealing over $71,000 from his employer.

Police said that Erol Desire, 49, was employed at a business in Nassau County. Desire was caught stealing cash from bank deposits. He was captured on video on five different occasions between July 2013 and October 2013.

Police did not report the name of the business. Desire is being charged with Grand Larceny 2nd Degree. He was scheduled for arraignment on Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.

[Source: Nassau County Police Department]