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Teens arrested in October burglaries in Nassau County

Tomas Rios, 16, of the Bronx, left, was

Tomas Rios, 16, of the Bronx, left, was arrested in Queens on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2015, by Third Squad detectives on charges he took part in residential burglaries on Oct. 7 in Great Neck Estates and on Oct. 28 in Flower Hill, police said. The other teen charged in the burglaries, David Jimenez, 16, of Flushing, Queens, right, was arrested shortly after the Oct. 28 incident. Photo Credit: NCPD

A Bronx teenager was arrested Tuesday, suspected of being the second teen in two October burglaries in Nassau County, police said.

Tomas Rios, 16, of 190 E. 206th Grand Concourse, was arrested in Queens by Third Squad detectives on charges he took part in residential burglaries on Oct. 7 in Great Neck Estates and on Oct. 28 in Flower Hill, police said.

The other teen charged in the burglaries, David Jimenez, 16, of 42-10 Colden St. in Flushing, was arrested shortly after the Oct. 28 burglary; Jiminez and Rios entered a home on Bayberry Ridge in Flower Hill, ransacking a bedroom, police said.

Jimenez was arraigned Oct. 29 on charges of second-degree burglary and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He also will be charged at a later date with another count of second-degree burglary, for the Oct. 7 break-in, police said.

Police said that in the Great Neck Estates burglary the homeowner saw Rios in his kitchen and Jimenez at his front door as he arrived home.

Rios was arrested at the 109th Precinct in Queens, where he was being held on another charge, a Nassau County police spokesman said.

Rios was arraigned Wednesday on two counts of second-degree burglary and held pending bail of $25,000 bond or $10,000 cash. Rios was represented by Legal Aid, which does not comment on cases.

With Ellen Yan

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