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Queens Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Rare Coins in Levittown

Steven Cano. Credit: NCPD
Steven Cano. Credit: NCPD

A Queens man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a large collection of rare coins from a parked car in Levittown Sunday afternoon, Nassau County Police said. 

Officers responded to the scene of a Straight Lane home Sunday for a larceny. The subjects fled the scene in a blue Dodge Caravan with out-of-state license plates, police said. 

An assisting officer then observed a vehicle matching the description and followed the van westbound on Hempstead Turnpike into the Nassau Mall parking lot, according to police. 

After losing sight of the vehicle, the driver ran through the parking lot and after a brief foot pursuit, he was placed into custody without incident, police said. 

The defendant’s vehicle, which was occupied by two other unknown subjects who fled the scene, was located in the parking lot with the proceeds from the theft, police said. 

Police charged Steven Cano, 25, with second-degree grand larceny and third-degree criminal mischief. He will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on Monday. 

Detectives request anyone with information regarding the two other unknown subjects to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Omair ShaD December 10, 2013 at 05:48 AM
What a loser

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