Third Squad Detectives report the arrest of a Manhattan man and a Bronx woman for Grand Larceny that occurred on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 5:50 p.m. in Manhasset.According to Detectives, police responded to Louis Vuitton, located at 2120 Northern Boulevard for a larceny in progress. Upon arrival, officers broadcast a description of the subjects and their vehicle. Responding officers located the vehicle and initiated a car stop. Proceeds from the larceny were observed within the vehicle and John Thomas, 49, of 135 W 25th Street and Maria Balento, 42, of 2153 Chatterton Avenue were placed under arrest. A subsequent investigation determined both defendants were responsible for prior larcenies from the Louis Vuitton store and the Giorgio Armani store located in Manhasset.Defendant John Thomas is being charged with two (2) counts of Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, two (2) counts of Grand Larceny 4th Degree, two (2) counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and False Personation. Defendant Maria Balento is being charged with two (2) counts of Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, two (2) counts of Grand Larceny 4th Degree, four (4) counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. They will both be arraigned on Monday, May 20, 2019 at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Porrazzo/3rd Sqd 05/20/19/0930/8812