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Platinum Touch Contracting owner burglarized homes, cops say

Nicholas Anastasio, 35, owner of Platinum Touch Contracting,

Nicholas Anastasio, 35, owner of Platinum Touch Contracting, and his wife, Jacqueline Anastasio, 34, both of Seaford, were arrested Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, in connection with the thefts of items stolen from homes in Levittown and North Bellmore, Nassau County police said Friday. Credit: NCPD

The owner of a Nassau County contracting business burglarized homes he was remodeling and his wife then sold some of the stolen items, police said Friday.

Nicholas Anastasio, 35, and his wife, Jacqueline Anastasio, 34, both of South Seamans Neck Road in Seaford, are scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead, Nassau police said.

Nicholas Anastasio is charged with three counts of second-degree burglary; police said he took a computer from a North Bellmore home on Bristol Drive in July 2015, and a shotgun and jewelry from two different Levittown homes — on Ann Lane last Friday and on Surrey Lane on Tuesday.

Jacqueline Anastasio is charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Second Squad detectives said Nicholas Anastasio, a self-employed contactor under the business name Platinum Touch Contracting, removed the property “while performing residential home improvements.” Anastasio and his wife were arrested Thursday.

In addition to selling some of the stolen property, his wife also was in possession of two assault rifles, police said.

Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of Platinum Touch is urged to call the Second Squad at 516-573-6253.


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