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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Friday, May 16, 2014

Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department

Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department are seeking the public's help in identifying the pictured subjects in connection with an identity theft in Woodbury. (Credit: NCPD)

Thanks for visiting the LI Now Live post for Friday, May 16, 2014.

We're winding it down for the day, and hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Here's the latest happenings on Long Island.

CRIME

Crime Stoppers and Nassau police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the pictured subjects in connection with an identity theft that occured in Woodbury in March.

At approximately 4:18 p.m. on March 18, a male victim who lives in Woodbury had his personal information for his TD Bank account compromised, with the information used to make $760 in unauthorized withdrawals, according to a news release. The unknown subjects were captured on surveillance video making fraudulent withdrawals from the victim’s account using his identity at a TD Bank in Astoria.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS (8477). Callers do not have to reveal their identity.

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

LIRR: Starting Monday, the pedestrian overpass at the Brentwood LIRR station will temporarily close for staircase repairs. The work is expected to be completed by Friday, May 23. While the work takes place, customers exiting eastbound trains are asked to walk west to the Brentwood Road grade crossing and then back east to the parking lot. See map at http://bit.ly/1gkWSu1.

For more, visit the newsday.com traffic and transit page at http://nwsdy.li/1hh2eph.

MISSING TEEN

The Suffolk County Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Central Islip teenager who was reported missing earlier this month.
 
Nahjeah Simon, 15, was reported missing on May 5 after last being seen at Central Islip High School that same day.
 
Simon is described as 5-foot-4 and 110 pounds.
 
Anyone with information about Simon is asked to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.

WEATHER

Friday night will be overcast with a chance of showers or a thunderstorm and a low of 54. Winds will come from the south at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30. The chance of rain is 90 percent with rainfall amounts near 1.3 inches possible.

Saturday's forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and a high of 75. Winds will come from the west-southwest at 5 to 15 mph, and there is a 20 percent chance of rain.

 

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