An off-duty Nassau County police officer foiled a burglary of a Woodmere business Wednesday morning, police said.
Police said the officer was driving home from work shortly after 5 a.m. and spotted a burglary in progress at S & S Woodmere, a money transfer, stationery and grocery store at 1064 Broadway.
The officer was approaching the store when he spotted Anthony Livieri, 49, of Brooklyn, running out of the broken glass front door, police said.
The officer grabbed Livieri, and "after a violent struggle," arrested him. Both the officer and Livieri suffered injuries during the arrest and were taken to nearby hospitals, police said.
Police suspect Livieri was also involved in a Nov. 24 burglary at a Hempstead tobacco shop, a Dec. 9 burglary of a North Valley Stream gas station and a Dec. 11 burglary of a Westbury gas station.
Police charged Livieri with four counts of burglary, second-degree assault, second-degree menacing, two counts of grand larceny, six counts of criminal mischief, resisting arrest, obstructing justice, three counts of possession of burglary tools and disorderly conduct.
Livieri was arraigned Thursday in Nassau First District Court where he was remanded to custody, according to online court records. He was represented by the Legal Aid Society Of Nassau County.