Police investigating double burglary in Franklin Square and North Valley Stream


Two burglaries in Franklin Square and North Valley Stream remain unsolved, but Nassau County police believe one unidentified man may be behind both crimes.

On Jan. 28, a discount CardSmart store on 326 Dogwood Ave. was broken into at roughly 2:50 a.m. The suspect shattered the front glass door, entered the building and removed an unknown amount of money from an ATM machine.

He also stole a laptop, lottery tickets and multiple cigarette cartons before fleeing the scene in a dark colored SUV.

In the early hours of Jan. 29, officers responded to an attempted burglary at Quick Value Deli and Grocery at 1048 Franklin Ave. in North Valley Stream. Someone was inside the deli at the time and heard a loud bang at the front glass door. He reportedly found it shattered and saw the suspect running down the street.

Police described the subject of both these incidents as a white male in his 40s, with a goatee and glasses. He also wore a light-colored hooded sweatshirt, jeans and sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding these burglaries are encouraged to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.