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Queens man arrested in 10 Nassau burglaries, cops say

Andre Hampton, 56, left, of Queens, was arrested

Andre Hampton, 56, left, of Queens, was arrested by Freeport Village police on Monday, July 25, 2016, and charged with burglary, Nassau County police said. At right is a surveillance photo police released of a suspect wanted in the theft of inspection and emission stickers from a Wantagh Mazda dealership. Credit: NCPD

A Queens man burglarized several businesses — mostly vehicle repair shops in Nassau County — over an eight-month span, taking cash and inspection stickers, police said Tuesday.

Andre Hampton, 56, of Arlington Terrace in Jamaica, is charged with 10 counts of third-degree burglary, according to the Nassau County Police Department’s Major Case Bureau.

At his arraignment Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead, Hampton was ordered held on $40,000 bond or bail, according to online court records.

Hampton was arrested at 10:35 a.m. Monday by Freeport Village police during a traffic stop on Sunrise Highway, according to a news release.

Police said Hampton burglarized the following businesses, starting in October 2015:

  • Oct. 12: DiStefano Landscaping, 1056 Northern Blvd., Roslyn, taking cash.
  • Oct. 25: Eagle Nurseries, 225 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park, taking cash.
  • Nov. 1: 7-Eleven, 159 Atlantic Ave., Garden City Park, taking cash.
  • Nov. 12: M & R Collision, 1497 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont, taking cash.
  • March 18, 2016: All County Collision, 1289 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont, taking cash.
  • April 16: J & M Auto Repair, 90 Underhill Blvd., Syosset, taking inspection stickers.
  • April 16: Syosset Tire & Auto Repair, 64 Jericho Tpke., Syosset, with nothing taken.
  • April 16: Rallye BMW, 1 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, taking a wallet with credit cards.
  • April 16: Zaino’s Nursery, 900 Jericho Tpke., Westbury, taking cash.
  • May 28: Wantagh Mazda, 3180 Sunrise Hwy., Wantagh, taking vehicle safety/emissions stickers.

Anyone with more information or who may have been a victim can call the Crimes Against Property Squad at 516-573-5275. All callers will remain anonymous.

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