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Michael Marte of Copiague charged with stealing $2,500 in merchandise from Massapequa Sears, T.J. Maxx, police say

Michael Marte, 28, of Copiague, was arrested Thursday,

Michael Marte, 28, of Copiague, was arrested Thursday, July 15, 2015, and charged with grand larceny in connection with robberies at two Massapequa stores in May and June, Nassau police said. Credit: NCPD

A Copiague man has been arrested in connection with about $2,500 worth of merchandise stolen from two Massapequa stores in May and June, Nassau police said.

Michael Marte, 28, was in the jewelry department of a Sears on Sunrise Highway on June 3 when he asked to see a gold necklace, police said. When the salesperson handed Marte the necklace, valued at $1,124.99, he took it and fled the store, police said.

Then in May, police said, Marte went into the T.J. Maxx on Sunrise Highway three separate times and stole Michael Kors pocketbooks, a combined value of $1,422.89.

On Thursday, detectives arrested Marte at his home at 365 Catskill Ave., police said. He is being charged with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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