Queens man charged with multiple Five Towns thefts


From Feb. 5 to March 22, four businesses and one government department were either allegedly robbed or burglarized by a Queens man who was arrested by Nassau County police on April 4.

Police said that Ingmar Connell, 32, of Brookville Boulevard, allegedly burglarized the Cedarhurst village Department of Public Works on Feb. 22 and stole vehicles from County Auto Repair on Burnside Avenue on Feb. 5 and March 24 , K & G Auto Garage on Rockaway Turnpike on March 2 and the Raymour & Flanigan warehouse on Johnson Avenue on March 3. All the businesses are in North Lawrence.

From County Auto Repair, Connell allegedly stole a 2014 Ford F250 and a 2011 Infinity M73. A 2020 Dodge Ram from Cedarhurst’s DPW, a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country minivan from K& G and a delivery truck from Raymour & Flanigan.

According to police, Connell also stole a power washer and other equipment from Reis Motors, a car dealership on Burnside Avenue in  Lawrence, on March 1. 

After the subsequent investigation, Connell was arrested at his home. He was in possession of a key fob for the Infinity M73, police said.   

Connell is charged with third-degree burglary, two counts second-degree grand larceny, three counts third-degree grand larceny, petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on April 5.