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Cops: Burglary victim tracks suspects, leading to arrests

A Roosevelt man followed three men suspected of burglarizing his home Tuesday, even after one of them pointed a shotgun at him, Nassau County police said.

Seemingly undeterred by the threat, the man, 32, trailed the suspects in his car, got the license plate number of the suspects’ getaway car and called 911, police said.

Freeport police responded and stopped the suspects’ car, arresting two New Jersey men and a man from the Bronx on first-degree burglary charges at about 9:40 p.m., according to Nassau police.

Jordan Covo, 19, and Dillon Ross, 20, both of Westwood, New Jersey, and Aaron Osorio, 23, of Freeman Avenue in the Bronx, are charged with first-degree burglary, police said.

They are scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said the victim pulled into his driveway on Hudson Avenue shortly after 8:30 p.m. and saw three men run out the front door of his home.

As they ran past him, one suspect pointed a shotgun at him, police said. The men drove off in a 2006 Ford Focus with New Jersey plates; the victim followed behind and called 911 with the plate number of the suspects’ car.

Freeport police stopped the Focus at Virginia Avenue and Wilson Place in Freeport. The suspects were arrested without incident, and police said they recovered burglary items from the Focus and in front of the victim’s home. The shotgun also was recovered and was the property of the victim, police said.

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