3 accused having stolen goods, attempted burglary

Three Freeport men arrested Wednesday morning and charged with attempted burglary of a Massapequa cellphone store had another charge added, police said, when officers found items stolen from a similar Suffolk County store in their car.

Kareem Edney, 20, of 103 Rutland Rd.; and Valon Vailes, 20, and Sterling Green, 20, both of 223 Commercial St., were charged with attempted burglary and criminal possession of stolen property.

After hearing a police broadcast about a Suffolk cellphone store burglary in Suffolk, Nassau officers in Massapequa began checking similar locations in their area, police said.


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Two of the three men were at the front glass window of the AT&T store, 450 Sunrise Hwy., about 3 a.m. when officers arrived and approached them, police said. The men ran, but were taken into custody after a brief foot chase, police said.

The third man was found in a nearby parked car that contained goods stolen earlier in Suffolk, police said.

Edney, Vailes, and Green were to be arraigned Thursday in First District Court, Hempstead.

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