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East Meadow Men Steal Over $50,000 in Earrings From Tri-County

Three men were arrested for a robbery at the Tri-County Flea Market on Hempstead Turnpike Thursday.

Three men were arrested for a Grand Larceny at the  at 3041 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown Thursday morning.

According to the Nassau County Police Department's Eighth Precinct, two men entered the flea market around 11:30 a.m. and made their way up to the second floor jewelry exchange. They walked up to the  booth, where one subject reached over the counter, opened the display case and took a tray of earrings while the other subject distracted the clerk.

The two then fled down the escalator and were picked up on Hempstead Turnpike by a third subject. The estimated initial loss was over $50,000, police said.

The two subjects who performed the robbery were arrested on Friday and were identified as Cole Hanzich, 18, and James Kaufman, 21, both of East Meadow, the Eighth Precinct reported, adding that 26 pairs of earrings were recovered by detectives.

Hanzich and Kaufman were charged with Grand Larceny 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd Degree. They were arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Feb. 5, police said.

The third subject, Anthony Ingenito, 62, also of East Meadow, was arrested on Monday and charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd Degree, police said. He will be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead today.

Michael Ganci May 31, 2011 at 03:47 AM
@Jason- Thanks for commenting, but we do not condone name-calling in this section. Feel free to voice your opinion, but please keep it constructive. Thank you.
Cheryl Rodriguez June 29, 2011 at 11:11 PM
The saddest part of this whole town is that it shows how people in East Meadow are not united, do not support each other or each other's children, and love to point their fingers at everyone else. Some communities join together to support ALL the children. They genuinely care about their neighbors and seek to be friends...not just for gossip or to delight in the pain of others...In East Meadow, people are divided into cliques, especially the women and children. They are actually unkind and unwelcoming to others. If women cannot join committees at school because they work outside the home, their children are not given the same privileges and attention as those whose mothers or parents do. The schools have even labelled some children and ultimately those kids began to believe they were not worthy and would not succeed in Life. This contributes to the fact that so many East Meadow youths do not complete school at EMHS, but yet go on to get their GED's and DO become successful! But it is damaging to our kids that we cannot join together and try to help instead of trying to condemn. You should give EVERYONE's kid an equal chance and the benefit of the doubt instead of choosing to believe the random, and often inaccurate, gossip around town! Very sad, I think.
bunny August 22, 2011 at 10:19 PM
seriously......read this http://articles.nydailynews.com/1996-04-25/local/18000649_1_elderly-woman-repairs-nassau-county-police
john September 28, 2012 at 07:47 AM
fuck the police, free james aka chase
john September 28, 2012 at 07:49 AM
cole is a theif, if ANYBODY knew the story they would know james had no idea what they were doing, does anybody know they didnt get arrested until the next day? no, because everybody listens to rumors, james wasnt even aware cole stole the diamonds until cole ran away with them, the jewerly store didnt even know until that night when they were counting inventory, get your heads out of your butts people! and "cool mom" you have a lot of problems, you listen to news and think you know it all when matter of fact you know NOTHING. you disgust me and if hating was a crime you would do life in a prison!

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