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Police: Thieves who targeted Miracle Mile shoppers arrested

Andres Quintero-Mendoza and Jarry Gonzales-Ramos both of East

Andres Quintero-Mendoza and Jarry Gonzales-Ramos both of East Elmhurst, were to be arraigned on Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead on burglary charges. Credit: NCPD

Two Queens men targeted high-end shoppers on Manhasset’s Miracle Mile, following them and stealing their pricey purchases, Nassau police said Thursday in announcing their arrests on multiple charges.

Four times — once a month from October through January — the pair targeted shoppers at the open-air luxury Americana Manhasset shopping center on Northern Boulevard, burglary pattern team detectives said.

Jarry Gonzales-Ramos, 28, and Andres Quintero-Mendoza, 33, both of East Elmhurst, were scheduled for arraignment Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead on charges of second-degree burglary, two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, three counts of third-degree criminal mischief, and petty larceny, Nassau County police said in a news release. Additional information about their court appearances was not immediately available.

On Oct. 5 they entered a garage at a residence on Todd Drive East in Glen Head and stole two Louis Vuitton handbags worth $3,690 from a 2016 BMW, police said.

On Nov. 13 the pair broke a window of a 2017 Chrysler parked in a lot on West Jericho Turnpike in Mineola and took a MacBook Air laptop worth $1,200, police said.

On Dec. 2 they broke the window of a 2018 Tesla in the driveway of a home on Woodland Way in Manhasset and took another MacBook Air, valued at $867, police said.

On Jan. 31 the pair broke a window of a 2017 Acura in a lot on Hillside Avenue in Garden City Park and took a Louis Vuitton handbag worth $2,600, police said.

Detectives took the defendants into custody Wednesday in East Elmhurst. Police did not say how they tied them to the alleged crimes.

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