A 24-year-old Plainview man was arrested Monday in connection with the 2014 burglaries of two Nassau County dry cleaners after he turned himself in, police said.
Rafael Sanchez, 24, of 555 Plainview Rd., was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief, Nassau County police said.
Investigators are looking for a second suspect they believe took part in the burglaries, police said.DataLI crime stats
At about 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 26, 2014, an undisclosed amount of cash, clothing and two computers were removed from Melody Day Cleaners, 2050 Hempstead Tpke. in East Meadow, police said. A van was also taken from the store parking lot, police said.
Later that morning at about 6:30, an undisclosed amount of cash was also stolen from Pampers Cleaners, 505 Plainview Rd. in Plainview, and the suspects got away.
Police said the van that was taken from the Melody Day Cleaners parking lot was found at the scene of the Plainview burglary. They said Pampers Cleaners had been entered through an exhaust duct.
Sanchez turned himself into Second Squad detectives at the Second Precinct in Woodbury around 5 p.m., police said. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.