Queens man charged in alleged Cedarhurst burglary


Nassau police arrested a Queens mans for the alleged burglary of a Cedarhurst home at 1:45 a.m. on June 6.

Robert Bascom, 59, of Nameoke Street, Far Rockaway, allegedly entered the house on West Broadway and stole a backpack that contained assorted items along with an unspecified amount of money left in the front foyer before leaving, police said.

The subsequent investigation created a description of Bascom who was found by police walking near the intersection of Central Avenue and Rockaway Turnpike in Lawrence, where he was arrested around 10:15 p.m. the same day.

Bascom is charged with burglary and petit larceny.

Arraigned on June 7, he next court date is June 9. Bascom, who is in custody, is being represented by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County.