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Massapequa man charged in burglaries

John Wallace, 22, of Massapequa, is under arrest,

John Wallace, 22, of Massapequa, is under arrest, facing burglary charges in connection with the theft of cigarettes worth more than $1,000 from two Dairy Barns, Nassau County police said. (Sept. 12, 2012) Credit: NCPD

John Wallace, 22, of 128 First St., Massapequa, is under arrest, facing two counts of third-degree burglary, Nassau County police said Thursday.

He stole more than $1,000 in cigarettes from two Dairy Barn stores in Massapequa and Seaford during burglaries in July and August, police said.

Wallace was arrested at his home just after 3 p.m. Wednesday by members of the police Asset Forfeiture Criminal Intelligence Rapid Response Team. He is scheduled for arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said Wallace forced open a sliding door at a Dairy Barn store on Broadway in Massapequa at 3:43 a.m. July 31, stealing about $600 worth of cigarettes. On Aug. 7 at 2:34 a.m. police said Wallace did the same thing at a Dairy Barn on Jerusalem Avenue in Seaford, stealing $450 in cigarettes.

It was not immediately clear what led police to Wallace.


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