Nassau County police said that at 4:22 p.m. Wednesday witnesses saw Brett Cohen, 22, of 989 Railroad Ave., take the air-conditioning unit from the Hunters Lane home before fleeing in a 2012 Kia.
Police said plainclothes officers from the Second Precinct later arrested Cohen while he was exiting his vehicle outside his home. Police said officers found two envelopes of heroin and hypodermic needles inside the car.
Cohen faces multiple charges: fourth-degree grand larceny, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument.
Cohen is scheduled to be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.