Third Squad detectives report the arrest of a Westbury man for an incident that occurred on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 5:00 am in Westbury.
According to detectives, the owner, of Bravo Supermarket, 306 Post Avenue, responded to his place of business at 7:00 am and observed that the glass front door was shattered and an ATM machine from within the store was missing. After calling police and reviewing the stores security video, it was observed that an unknown male black subject smashed the front door and physically dragged the ATM out and placed it into the rear of a yellow mini school bus which was parked directly in front of the business. He was then observed fleeing in the bus northbound on Post Avenue. Information regarding the theft and the mini bus was broadcast to area precincts as well as adjacent jurisdictions.
Sometime later, Officers from the 111th Precinct in Queens received a call for a suspicious person and a yellow mini school bus on Springfield Blvd. near the Grand Central Pkwy. After locating the bus, officers observed the ATM on the ground and the subject, David Hughes, 61, of 49 Second Avenue in the bus. He was then placed under arrest without incident.
Third Squad detectives responded to the 111th Precinct and took Hughes into custody.
A subsequent investigation revealed that Hughes stole the school bus from within the confines of the Second Precinct and was also responsible for a July 15, 2013 Burglary that occurred at 692 Old Country Road, Westbury, a then, Convenience Store.
Hughes is charged with two (2) counts of Burglary 3rd Degree, Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and Grand Larceny 4th Degree. He will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 05/28/2016.