Cops: Hofstra players in campus theft ring

Detective Lieutenant Ray Cote speaks about the arrest

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Detective Lieutenant Ray Cote speaks about the arrest of four Hofstra basketball players for stealing electronic devices in Mineola. (Nov. 30, 2012) (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Four Hofstra University basketball players took advantage of their campus prestige to gain access to dorm rooms and steal more than $10,000 in high-end electronics -- and ultimately a victimized student helped bring down their theft ring, police said.

The hoops stars sold the stolen goods to pawnshops, fellow students and through Craigslist, then used the proceeds to buy clothing and off-campus...

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