New Cassel man arrested in break-in attempt

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A New Cassel man arrested Wednesday afternoon attempting to break into a home in Muttontown was linked to another burglary that took place last week -- also in Muttontown, Nassau County police said.

Police said Ricardo Linder-Diaz, 23, of 272 Sheridan St., has been charged with second-degree burglary, attempted second-degree burglary and possession of burglar's tools.

He is scheduled for arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said Linder-Diaz was arrested by Muttontown police as he attempted to break into a home on Ironwood Road from a second-floor landing just before 1 p.m. Muttontown Mayor Julianne Beckerman said police then linked Linder-Diaz to a burglary that occurred Aug. 3 on Brookville Road.

Nassau police initially said Linder-Diaz had been arrested after breaking into the second home -- not while he was allegedly attempting to break in.

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They said Linder-Diaz was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and not with one count of burglary and one count of attempted burglary.

Beckerman said a description of the suspect's vehicle initially led officers to make a connection between the cases.

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