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Man repeatedly stole from Uniondale businesses, cops say

Jerry Yarbrough, 50, of Hempstead, was arrested on

Jerry Yarbrough, 50, of Hempstead, was arrested on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, and charged with burglary, grand larceny, petty larceny, criminal mischief and criminal trespass, police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

A man seen climbing a fence at a Uniondale fence company faces charges of burglary and grand larceny, Nassau County police said Tuesday.

Officers responding to a call for a suspicious person at V&O Montalvan Fence Corp., 891 Nassau Rd., at about 10:30 p.m. Monday found Jerry Yarbrough, 50, of Webb Avenue in Hempstead, exiting a rear yard of the business, police said.

An emergency caller said a suspicious person was climbing a fence there, and police investigating said that Yarbrough was responsible for taking tools from that yard and also from another yard at Valle Signs & Awnings at 889 Nassau Rd.; the overall worth of the tools is more than $5,500, according to a news release.

Police said Yarbrough is responsible for the following thefts:

  • At about 12:15 a.m. on Sept. 23 and again at about 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 12, the theft of tools worth more than $2,800 from Montalvan Fence.
  • At about 1 a.m. on Oct. 13, the theft of more than $800 worth of tools from Valle Signs.
  • And between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Monday, multiple thefts of tools worth more than $2,000 from a garage and vehicles at Valle Signs.

Yarbrough is charged with third-degree burglary, three counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, petty larceny, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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