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Elmont man tried to steal from neighbor, police say

Nassau police said they arrested an Elmont man Monday and charged him with attempted burglary after they said he was found standing in his neighbor’s Stone Street yard with a severed window screen and near a garage that had been ransacked.

Justin Luna, 20, also of Stone Street, was arrested after a 59-year-old resident of the home heard a noise on her roof and called police, Nassau’s Fifth Squad detectives said.

Officers arrived and saw a “male in the rear yard along with a cut window screen and an attached, ransacked garage,” police said.

Luna was arrested after an investigation and charged with second-degree attempted burglary. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead. His attorney could not be reached for comment.

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