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Cops: Sea Cliff brothers charged with burglarizing neighbor's home

Stephen Lasser, 19, left, and his brother, Nicholas

Stephen Lasser, 19, left, and his brother, Nicholas Lasser, 22, both of Sea Cliff, were arrested early Saturday morning, May 21, 2016, and charged with burglary after they entered an unlocked home in their neighborhood and rifled through a toolbox, police said. Photo Credit: Nassau County Police Department

Two brothers from Sea Cliff were arrested early Saturday morning and charged with burglary for entering an unlocked home in their neighborhood and rifling through a toolbox, Nassau County police said.

Nicholas Lasser, 22, and Stephen Lasser, 19, both of Altamont Avenue, went through an unlocked door into a home on Winding Way about a half-mile from their residence around 1:50 a.m. A woman in the house, 20, heard voices and saw them looking through a toolbox, police said in a news release.

The duo fled on foot but Third Precinct officers found them a short time later on Sea Cliff Avenue, where they were arrested.

The Lassers are charged with second-degree burglary and are to be arraigned Saturday in First District Court in Hempstead.

It was unclear Saturday whether the brothers had a lawyer. Attempts to reach their family were unsuccessful.

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