Man arrested for larcenies in Herricks, Searingtown

Gabrielle Deonath

A man wanted in connection with more than 60 larcenies from motor vehicles in New York City and  Nassau County, including Herricks and Searingtown, was arrested last Wednesday. 

Michael Taylor, a homeless man from New York City, broke into vehicles, removing various items, such as credit cards and identification, the Nassau County Police Department said. 

The stolen credit cards and identification materials were then used to make fraudulent purchases. 

The larcenies began on Aug. 15, 2015. 

In addition to three cases of theft from vehicles in both Herricks and Searingtown, Taylor, 33, also illegally entered and took property from 16 vehicles in the Target parking lot located near Sunrise Highway in Valley Stream, police said. Taylor also allegedly committed  thefts in Garden City, Woodmere and Westbury. 

 Investigation by several police squads and departments, including the Third Squad and the Nassau County Police Department’s Asset Forfeiture Unit, led to the arrest of Taylor, police said.

Taylor was charged with reckless endangerment, grand larceny, defraud, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal mischief and identity theft, and was arraigned on June 9 in First District Court in Hempstead. 

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