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Cops: Man charged in Mineola jewelry thefts

A Bronx man who police said stole jewelry from four apartments in Mineola has been arrested and charged with burglary.

The victims were all women ranging in age from 58 to 81. Police said no one was hurt.

Morris Santaniello, 60, of 2477 Belmont Ave., entered three apartments at 4 Birchwood Court on Feb. 19 and stole an undisclosed amount of jewelry, Nassau County police said. On Jan. 8, police said Santaniello entered an apartment at 190 Mineola Ave. and stole jewelry there.

Police said Santaniello's crimes occurred at different times during the day -- from 11:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Detectives arrested him in Astoria, Queens, and he was to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead.

Long Beach police are also investigating Santaniello, according to Nassau police.

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