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Uniondale man charged in armed home invasion in Roosevelt, police say

A Uniondale man has been charged with an armed home invasion burglary that took place in Roosevelt last summer, Nassau police said Tuesday.

Selvin Esquivel, 33, was being held at the Nassau County Correctional Facility on an unrelated charge when he was found and charged with his part in the burglary on Aug. 20, 2014, at an Underhill Avenue home.

Police said Esquivel and another suspect, who hasn't been identified by police, entered the home at about 11:15 a.m. armed with black handguns, drawing the attention of the 24-year-old female resident who came downstairs when she heard noises on the first floor. Police said Esquivel forced her into an upstairs bedroom and stayed with her while a second suspect ransacked the house, stealing a cellphone, jewelry and an unknown amount of cash. Both fled the scene, and no injuries were reported, police said.

Esquivel, of 571 Clinton St., was charged with one count of first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of second-degree robbery, one count of second-degree burglary, one count of second-degree unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child, police said. Arraignment information was not immediately available Tuesday night.

Police said the second suspect in the burglary was described as a man about 6 feet, 7 inches tall with a thin build. At the time of the burglary, police said he was wearing a baseball cap, tan shirt and blue jeans.

Detectives ask that anyone with information about this crime call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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