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2 arrested in thefts from vehicle, Nassau cops say

Dawn Goldstein, 29, of Elmont, and Richard Alvarez,

Dawn Goldstein, 29, of Elmont, and Richard Alvarez, 37, of Valley Stream, have been arrested in thefts from vehicles in Nassau County on Jan. 31, 2018, Nassau County police said. Credit: NCPD

Nassau County police say they have arrested two people who broke into three cars in Rockville Centre last week.

Police did not say Tuesday what led them to the suspects, but detectives released surveillance video of two people after they used a credit card stolen from one of the cars on Jan. 31.

Dawn Goldstein, 29, of Meacham Avenue in Elmont, was arrested last week, but police said they did not release that information until Richard Alvarez, 37, of North Corona Avenue in Valley Stream, was arrested Monday.

Police had no immediate information about the relationship between the two defendants.

Goldstein was arraigned on three counts of grand larceny and other charges Saturday in First District Court in Hempstead, online court records show.

Alvarez will be arraigned in the same court Wednesday on similar charges, police said.

Online court records show Goldstein was being held on bail of $1,000 bond or $250 cash. She was represented by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, which does not comment on its cases.

In the surveillance images released last week, a couple are seen entering a CVS store on Sunrise Highway in Baldwin.

There, police said, they used a credit card stolen from a 2017 Hyundai Tucson. That vehicle was parked in a lot on Maple Avenue in Rockville Centre and, police said, the owner, a woman, reported the theft after finding her rear window shattered.

A wallet, cash, credit cards and a pocketbook were taken in the theft, according to police.

Police said that at least two other vehicles were reported damaged in the area that day: a 2017 Acura that was in a lot on Hempstead Avenue; and a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, parked on Ohio Street.

Nothing was taken from the Acura, police said. A handbag containing a watch and a gift certificate was taken from the Equinox. Police said both those vehicles also had shattered windows.

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