Cops: 4 nabbed for crime attempt during Sandy
Shaquille Bumpass, 20, of 12 Roosevelt St., and James Bumpass, 24, of 34 Cathedral Ave., both of Hempstead, were charged with third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, conspiracy to commit a crime and criminal possession of marijuana.
Two 17-year-olds with them, Jahseek Burgess and Tajmel Reid-Jacobs, both of 287 N. 3rd Ave., Bay Shore, were also arrested.
Burgess was charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of burglars tools, and criminal possession of marijuana.
Reid-Jacobs was charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of burglars tools, and multiple vehicle and traffic law violations.
The defendants came upon a store, Expression, 185 Main St., Hempstead that had door damage, early Tuesday morning, and entered, police said, but left empty-handed when an alarm sounded.
During a routine traffic stop a short time later, officers arrested the men after they discovered on the floor of their vehicle a clear bag of marijuana, screw drivers, a flashlight, a hammer, and a pillow case in the pants pockets of one of the men.
All defendants were to be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.