A man and a woman were arraigned Tuesday on an indictment charging them with stealing more than $9,000 in cash from a Farmingdale home in January, prosecutors said.
Alissa Colascione, 30, of West Babylon, and Steven Morrow, 21, of Bay Shore, each face up to 15 years in prison, according to the Nassau County district attorney’s office.
They were arraigned before acting Supreme Court Justice Patricia Harrington on charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, and criminal mischief, prosecutors said.
Colascione was being held on $240,000 bond or $120,000 cash bail; Morrow was being held on $180,000 bond or $90,000 cash bail, prosecutors said. They are due back in court April 14.
“The defendants allegedly broke into a woman’s home at night — armed with handcuffs — and ransacked her possessions,” Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said. “Thanks to a quick response by Nassau County police officers, the defendants were apprehended shortly after the alleged burglary.”
Nassau police found Colascione and Morrow hiding in the bushes after the Jan. 6 break-in and arrested them, prosecutors said. Police recovered the cash and a pair of handcuffs, prosecutors said.