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LI man stole packages from Amityville homes, police say

Amityville police have arrested a local man who they say stole postal packages from residents’ homes.

Shabazz Gilliam-Gray, 21, of Amityville, told officers Monday he had been going door-to-door with a friend asking for money and became frustrated when no one answered, police said. The frustration led Gilliam-Gray to take packages, police said.

Police said they arrested Gilliam-Gray on Monday after finding him with three stolen packages, two of which were hidden under his jacket.

Gilliam-Gray was charged with three counts of petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

Police said Wyandanch resident Ronald E. Crummell, 24, accompanied Gilliam-Gray during his door-to-door solicitations. Crummell was not arrested, but he was issued a summons for soliciting door-to-door.

Gilliam-Gray is awaiting an arraignment by Amityville Village Court.

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