Crime Report: Church Robbed at Knife-Point; Burglaries

Patch reports on recent crimes reported in the Plainview and Syosset area.

Two women were confronted and robbed in a nearby church during Christmas week by a man who fled with cash.

detectives said the robbery occurred in Hicksville on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 9:15 p.m.

Two women, ages 47 and 26, were at the United Methodist Church at 130 W. Old Country Road, working in the church office.

A white man, described in detail as in his late 40’s, with gray/white beard, average build, wearing a black knit ski cap, dark gray waist length jacket and faded blue or gray pants, entered the church, pulled a knife and demanded money.

He took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in an unknown direction, detectives said.

ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.

The Second Precinct reported the following crimes:

  • Dec. 21: Burglary; Center Nursing Home, Woodbury; cash, wallet stolen from car.
  • Dec. 21: Grand Larceny; Clarrissa Drive, Syosset; fraudulent activity.
  • Dec. 16: Petit Larceny; Southern Parkway, Plainview; lawn decorations stolen.
  • Dec. 26: Robbery: 50% - Off Card Store, Hicksville; cash stolen.
  • Dec. 21: Burglary: Kramer Street, Hicksville; pocketbook, perfume, cash stolen.
  • Dec. 22: Grand larceny: DPW Parking Lot, Hicksville, Traffic signal boxes stolen from yard.
  • Dec. 28: Robbery: Old Country Road, Hicksville; cash stolen.
  • Dec. 28: Grand larceny; Synergy Fitness, Syosset; gift cards, cash, wallet stolen.
  • Dec. 27: Grand larceny; Manetto Hill Road, Plainview; cash, credit cards, pocketbook stolen from car.
  • Dec. 29: Grand larceny; Haskett Drive, Syosset; pocketbook, checkbook, wallet stolen from auto.
  • Jan. 1: Criminal mischief; Lennox, Plainview; propane tanks stolen.

The following arrest information was supplied by the Nassau County Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

Nassau police arrested the following people:

  • Dec. 22: Doreen Varrichio, 57, charged with grand larceny, Warren Lane, Jericho.
  • Dec. 22: Patricia Marx, 53, charged with grand larceny, Warren Lane, Jericho.
  • Dec. 24: Christopher Crisci, 18, charged with attempted burglary, Jackson Avenue, Bayville.
  • Dec. 24: Allan Nunez, 17, charged with attempted burglary, Jackson Avenue, Bayville.
  • Dec. 28, 23, charged with grand larceny, Jamaica Avenue, Plainview.
  • Dec. 31: Casmir Rogus, 67, charged with reckless endangerment, Mill River Road, Oyster Bay.
Paulie B January 07, 2012 at 02:52 PM
This spike in crime is a direct result of Ed Mangano's cutting and gutting of the police department. In case you havent noticed, your Town Hall meetings have helped quiet down his rhetoric of closing 2 precincts and dismantling more special units of the police department. Keep the pressure on, without it he will begin to threaten them again. I reside in Suffolk County, recently we had a break-in in my neighborhood, a few days later I observed a man carrying a pillow case walking down my street ( a common way burglars store their loot is by stealing a pillow case to hold it in from the house they burglarize), it took 50 minutes for SCPD to respond. I do not blame the responding officer as the SCPD has been wittled down to bare bones. This is what can be expected if Ed Mangano continues to rip apart NCPD. Please continue to write letters, send e-mails and hold Town Hall meetings to maintain your quality of life as you know it in Nassau County.
Grifhunter January 12, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Mangano has done NOTHING to reduce the number of police on the beat or in radio cars. He has reduced police inside pushing paperwork. Get your facts straight, Mr. Alarmist from Suffolk.


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