Two charged in Lido Beach burglaries


Nassau County police arrested two men last Saturday in connection with a string of burglaries in Lido Beach earlier this month.

According to police, the burglaries occurred between April 8 and 18. Police said that the first incident was reported by a 44-year-old woman after unknown suspects entered her Bunker Road home between 2 and 3 p.m. and stole an Xbox 360, jewelry and a laptop computer.

On April 21, following an investigation, detectives arrested Jeremy S. Laratro, 18, of Kensington Street in Lido Beach, and charged him with second-degree burglary. He was arraigned on April 22 at First District Court in Hempstead.

However, police said they later determined that Laratro was also responsible for the attempted burglary of a Leamington Street residence on April 8, as well as a burglary at a Greenway Road home on April 14, where assorted jewelry was taken. Laratro was again arrested at his home on April 26, and was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree attempted burglary and third-degree grand larceny.

Police also arrested Dayvon R. Merchant, 22, of Oak Court in Long Beach, for his alleged role in the April 8 and 14 burglaries. Merchant was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary second-degree attempted burglary. Both were arraigned on April 27 at First District Court in Hempstead.

Fourth Squad detectives are asking residents of Lido Beach or Point Lookout who were victims of a burglary to contact the Nassau County Police Department’s Fourth Squad at (516) 573-6454.