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Pick Ax Used in Phone Store Break-In

Pick Ax Used in Phone Store Break-In

(Uniondale) - The weapon of choice was unusual, even if the crime wasn't.

Police have arrested a man who allegedly broke into a mobile phone store in Uniondale early Monday morning by smashing through the front door with a pick ax. Raymond Castro of Uniondale was taken into custody at the scene after cops responded to an alarm at Boost Mobile on Uniondale Avenue.

When officers arrived, Castro was allegedly carrying boxes of merchandise out of the store. Police say Castro, 29, tried to make a run for it but was quickly caught, and all the stolen merchandise was recovered at the scene.

The suspect has a court date today at First District Court in Hempstead. Castro will be arraigned on burglary and other charges.

Photo: Nassau Police


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