Suspect arrested in thefts during basketball game
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A Queens man was arrested Wednesday, charged with stealing cellphones from coaches and players at a men's college basketball game at LIU Post in Brookville on New Year's Day, police said.
Dasheen Simpkins, 20, of 162-08 77th Ave., Flushing, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and four counts of petty larceny after his arrest by Nassau County police Second Squad detectives at his home at 8:20 p.m.
Police said that during a men's basketball game between Post and Adelphi at Post, Simpkins is suspected of entering the visiting team locker room and taking four cellphone and two cellphone cases from players and a coach.
Police said detectives linked Simpkins to the crime through video surveillance footage.
Simpkins was arraigned Thursday and being held pending a $750 bail.
With Ellen Yan