A Far Rockaway man was arrested in Great Neck after his victim said she heard him break her car window to steal her handbag Saturday night, Nassau County police said.
Police said the victim, a 58-year-old Great Neck woman, was at her North Road home about 10:40 p.m. when she heard glass breaking outside.
When she looked out the window, police said she saw a man walking away from her 2000 Nissan. The front passenger window of her car had been broken, and her handbag was missing, police said.
The woman called police, who said they found the man, Richard Salako, 37, at another North Road residence.
Police arrested Salako and charged him with fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree criminal mischief. At his arraignment on Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead, Salako was ordered held on $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 bond. He is due back in court on Tuesday.
Police said the handbag was recovered at the scene of the arrest.