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Westbury man charged in break-in and burglary try in Hicksville, police say

Cesar Pimentel-Garcia, 18, of Westbury, was arrested on

Cesar Pimentel-Garcia, 18, of Westbury, was arrested on Thursday, July 16, 2015 and charged with burglary, attempted burglary and possession of burglary tools, detectives said. He will be arraigned on Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead. Credit: NCPD

A Westbury man was arrested early Thursday after attempting a burglary at one Hicksville home and then stealing a bicycle from another, Nassau County police said.

Cesar Pimentel-Garcia, 18, of 483 Winthrop St., entered the unlocked basement of a Jerusalem Avenue home at 1 a.m. and tried to steal a flat-screen television, Second Squad detectives said.

The homeowner was alerted by her barking dog, and then saw Pimentel-Garcia running out of her backyard, according to police.

Police were called after Pimentel-Garcia "was seen removing a bicycle from the basement" of a 10th Street home a short time later and fled westbound on 10th, police said.

Around 1:55 a.m., Second Precinct officers stopped Pimentel-Garcia as he walked west on 10th Street with a backpack containing bolt cutters and latex gloves, and made the arrest without incident.

Pimentel-Garcia was charged with second-degree burglary, attempted second-degree burglary and possession of burglar's tools, police said. He was to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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