Other recent thefts reported by the second precinct were slightly more puzzling: Four batteries were stolen from a message board on the LIE near Jericho between Aug. 30 and Sept. 11 and a computer, blank checks and an AC unit were stolen from Garden State Florist in Syosset.
Four cars were also stolen between Sept. 13 and 14: A 2001 Oldsmobile from Stewart Avenue in Bethpage, a 2012 Volkswagon from Bethpage Road in Hicksville, a 2004 Infiniti from the Citgo gas station in Hicksville, 2010 Nissan from the Plainview Jewish Center.
Other incidents reported in the second precinct:
- A car was damaged by BB gun pellets and its windshield smashed on W. Marie Street in Hicksville on Sept. 12
- A car tire was punctured and its license plate stolen on Main Parkway West in Plainview Sept. 15
- An attempted burglary occurred at the Bethpage Diner on Sept. 14