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Mohamad Yaser, of Glen Cove, charged with illegal gun sale, police say

Mohamad Yaser, 25, of Glen Cove was arrested

Mohamad Yaser, 25, of Glen Cove was arrested Dec. 3, 2015, on charges of third-degree criminal sale of a firearm and third-degree criminal possession of weapon, both felonies, after a joint investigation by the Glen Cove Police Department and the New York State Police Troop L Gun Investigation Unit into illegal gun sales in the City of Glen Cove. Photo Credit: NY State Police

A Glen Cove man faces felony weapons charges after a joint investigation of gun sales in Glen Cove.

State Police and Glen Cove Police said that their investigation led to the arrest Thursday of Mohamad Yaser, 25, of 76 Cottage Row, according to a news release.

Det. Lt. John Nagle of the Glen Cove department said Yaser was arrested as he left his business, Big Boss Furniture, at 218 Glen St.

Nagle said police are not providing details of the investigation but said such arrests and removing illegal weapons from the street are a priority for his department. “Every illegal weapon that we take off the streets is one less weapon that can be used against another member of the community,” he said.

Yaser was taken to the Nassau County jail in East Meadow; he is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead, police said.

He was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a firearm and third-degree criminal possession of weapon, both felonies.

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