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Police charge man in cigarette carton theft

Nassau police arrested an 18-year-old man Sunday on charges he robbed cartons of cigarettes from a Bayville store.

Second Squad detectives said that Dakota Cantwell, 18, whose address is unknown, threw a brick into the front window of Marty's Party, located at 70 Bayville Ave., and removed multiple cartons of cigarettes from the store on Saturday at about 11:30 p.m..

Police officers said they spotted Cantwell at about 10 a.m. on Sunday, just blocks from the store, with the cigarettes in his possession. He was arrested on third degree burglary charges.

Cantwell is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Nassau First District Court in Hempstead.

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