Cops: Hempstead man robbed laundry customers

Mustafa Fleming, 29, of Hempstead, is accused of Mustafa Fleming, 29, of Hempstead, is accused of stealing from customers at three self-service laundries and is charged with grand larceny, unlawful possession of marijuana, false personation, criminal contempt and aggravated family offense, police said. (July 18, 2013) Photo Credit: NCPD

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A Hempstead man allegedly stole money or purses from women at three Nassau County self-service laundries, police said Friday.

Mustafa Fleming, 29, of 266 Washington St., took the items, including a cellphone, from one location on Nassau Road in Roosevelt and two others on Jerusalem Avenue in Uniondale between April and May, police said.

Fleming is charged with three counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, unlawful possession of marijuana, false personation, two counts of first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated family offense.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.

When police arrested Fleming on Thursday as he walked on Allers Boulevard in Roosevelt he gave the investigating officers a false name, First Squad detectives said.

He also had in his possession an undisclosed amount of marijuana, police said.

An investigation determined Fleming had violated an order of protection in Freeport on March 9 and that he is wanted by Suffolk County police on a criminal contempt charge, police said.

Police urge anyone who believes they could have been a victim of Fleming to call the First Squad at 516-573-6152.

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