Fifth Squad detectives are investigating an occupied burglary that occurred in Lynbrook on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 1:53 A.M.
According to detectives, a male subject entered a residence on S Williams St. while the male victim, 53, was asleep on the couch on the first floor. The subject had ransacked the victim’s vehicle, which was parked in the driveway, removed the garage door opener that was inside the car and gained access through the garage. The homeowner woke up when he heard the garage door open and saw the subject in his hallway. The homeowner then chased the subject out of the house through the garage. No known proceeds at this time.
No injuries were reported.
The male subject (race unknown) is approximately 5’9” tall, average build, early 20’s, wearing a dark red t-shirt, blue jeans, black shoes and a dark colored rimmed hat.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Details by: Det. Napolitano-Ferro/Fifth Squad 07/31/17/1550/7740
*****UPDATE*****Det. Napolitano-Ferro/Fifth Squad*****08/04/17/1000/7740*****
Fifth Squad detectives report the arrest of Jordan Whitfield, 24, of 3863 Featherwood Trail, Lakeland, FL, on Wednesday, 08/03/17, in connection with the above listed crime. Subsequent investigation revealed that on Monday, 07/31/17, the defendant entered a car on Kent Drive in Hewlett, removed the keys from the console, backed the vehicle through the victim’s gate and then drove off. Whitfield is being charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief 4th Degree. He will be arraigned on Friday, 08/04/17, in First District Court, Hempstead.