Great Neck man allegedly stole woman’s car, charged with grand larceny

Robert Pelaez
The Nassau County Police Department said a Great Neck man allegedly stole a woman's car and was charged with second-degree grand larceny. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

A Great Neck man was arrested after allegedly entering a woman’s car and driving off with it on Sunday morning, according to the Nassau County Police Department.

Officials said the victim, a 60-year-old woman whose name was not disclosed, was sitting in her 2022 Audi sedan outside the Starbucks at 55 Northern Blvd. when a man opened the car’s rear door and sat in the back seat. The woman ran inside the Starbucks to call 911 when the man climbed into the driver’s seat and fled eastbound on Northern Boulevard, according to a news release.

Police said they found the man, later identified as Rayjuan White, sitting inside the stolen vehicle on Clair Street and ordered him to exit. Officers then removed White from the car and took him into custody following a brief struggle, according to the news release.

Once in custody at the Sixth Precinct at 100 Community Drive in Manhasset, White began to kick a computer, and knock over a table and attempted to break a detective’s phone, officials said.

White was charged with second-degree grand larceny, attempted criminal mischief in the second degree, criminal possession of stolen property in the second degree, unauthorized use of a vehicle in the third degree and resisting arrest, according to the news release.

Officials said White was scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Monday, but efforts to reach a law enforcement representative for further comment were unavailing.

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