A forced entry into a Lake Success residence in January led to Nassau police arrest four individuals who allegedly stole $82,000 worth of possessions in six Nassau burglaries since November, according to officials.
Police said they were notified of the attempted forced entry into the Pine Hill Road residence on Jan. 18. The four allegedly broke a bathroom window in the back of the home to try and enter before an alarm was activated and they fled in a black Ford Edge.
Lake Success police reportedly pulled the car over and found a firearm in the vehicle before arresting David Rodriguez Paez, 25, Andres Delipe Rayo Lugo, 19, Kevin Santiago Siabato Canon, 19, and Andres Felipe Canon Ibanez, 23. Paez, Canon and Ibanez were all from Columbia while Lugo hails from Queens and all were arraigned on Jan. 19, police said.
The four allegedly committed other burglaries in a silver-colored Chevrolet Equinox by breaking into the sides or rears of homes in Herricks, Mineola, Manhasset, Jericho and Plainview from November to January, police said. Once inside the homes, the group stole money, credit cards, jewelry, a .380 firearm and a security system DVD player from the six burglaries, according to police.
The value of all the stolen items was approximately $82,000, police said. An Irwin Street residence in Herricks was burgled on Nov. 26, a Roselle Street residence in Mineola was burgled on Jan. 2 and a Summer Avenue residence in Manhasset was burgled on Jan. 9, according to police.
Paez was charged with four counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree attempted burglary. Lugo was charged with five counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree attempted burglary. Canon was charged with one count each of second-degree burglary and second-degree attempted burglary. Ibanez was charged with one count of second-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree attempted burglary, according to police.
Efforts to reach police for further update on the individuals were unavailing.
The North Shore has experienced foreign burglary crews before when individuals from Chile came to Long Island in late 2019. Investigators from Nassau’s Burglary Pattern Team arrested three Chileans that were part of an organized crime group that entered the country on 90-day travel visas, police said. The members stake out homes in well-off areas and strike when no one is home.
All three were charged with fugitive from justice charges, according to officials. Homes in Saddle Rock, Great Neck and Hewlett were hit by the crew, which stole an estimated $1 million in jewlery, cash and electronics from homes across the East Coast, officials said.
Homes in Manhasset, Kings Point, Munsey Park, Woodbury and Jericho had also been previously targeted, officials said.