Hicksville man charged in theft of lottery tickets, vehicles
A Hicksville man stole scratch-off lottery tickets, cash and a van from two small businesses and a van from a PSEG lot, Nassau County police said Thursday.
Scott D. Gilmore, 37, of 125 Cortland Ave., faces three counts of third-degree burglary, second-degree grand larceny and unauthorized use of a vehicle, detectives said.
He was arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead and held pending a $155,000 bail. He was represented by Legal Aid, which typically does not comment on cases.
Detectives from the Seventh Squad and the Bureau of Special Operations determined that Gilmore broke into Colony Cards, at 1968 Merrick Rd., Merrick, on June 1, taking scratch-off tickets and an undisclosed amount of cash.
During their investigation, detectives also found that he took lottery tickets and cash after breaking into a Beverage Barn on Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh on Feb. 11, police said.
Later on the same date, he took a Mitsubishi box truck with keys in the ignition and drove it for a short time before abandoning the vehicle, police said.
Then on May 31, Gilmore entered a PSEG training center yard at 309 N. Newbridge Rd., Levittown, and took a 1999 Chevrolet van containing tools and copper wire, according to an investigation by Second Squad detectives.
When Bureau Of Special Operations officers arrested Gilmore on Wednesday, they also determined a warrant had been issued for him for a previous burglary charge, police said.
With Ellen Yan