Police: DNA links man to burglaries
Sakei Hicks, 32, of 46 E. Jamaica Ave., burglarized the Mystic Cellular Phone store at 81 Main St. in Hempstead on April 25, 2011, and a home on Prospect Avenue in Westbury on Nov. 2, 2012, police said Friday.
Hicks left a hat at the Hempstead crime scene, from which police said they collected DNA evidence.
Hempstead police arrested him at about 4 p.m. Thursday at Washington Street and Van Cott Avenue in Hempstead, police said.
Hicks took cellphones, assorted jewelry and electronic games from the store in Hempstead, police said, and a flat-screen television, a jewelry box and an unspecified amount of cash from the Westbury home.
Hicks faces charges of second-degree burglary and third-degree burglary and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in First District Court in Hempstead.