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Police Seek Help in Investigating Birchwood Court Burglary

Hispanic male reportedly broke into Mineola residence on Tuesday morning.

Nassau County Police are asking for help in investigating a burglary at the Birchwood Court apartment complex in Mineola on Tuesday morning.

According to detectives, at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, a 69 year old female victim returned to her residence on Birchwood Court and observed an unknown male Hispanic in her apartment going through the drawers of a desk.

The victim grabbed the subject but he was able to break free and flee the scene on foot. An investigation determined that jewelry and U.S. currency were missing. No injuries were reported.

The subject is further described as approximately 40 years old, 5’06” tall, stocky build, wearing a blue and white fleece jacket.

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

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Darlene Vietri February 21, 2013 at 03:36 AM
How many other crimes/burglaries have occurred at Birchwood Court? Interestingly, there are quite a few apartments listed for sale in that complex!
Kristen4 February 21, 2013 at 05:41 AM
I have been a resident at Birchwood for almost 3 years and never felt unsafe until this recent instance.
MB February 21, 2013 at 05:33 PM
I have been a resident for over 6 years and have always felt safe there. The complex is clean and well-kept. It's close to the train, a good hospital, and shopping. Although this incident concerns me break-ins can happen anywhere even with alarm systems and 24hour security.
MB February 21, 2013 at 05:47 PM
On another note...Darlene, I don't think you should be making assumptions by making such a statement as I know a few apartments for sale and a few of the reasons they are for sale is because the person is elderly and has gone into a nursing home, they lost their job, or they have more than one child now and need more room for their growing family. To assume apartments are for sale because of an unsafe environment without proper knowledge is ignorant and presumptious. Birchwood Court happens to be one of the nicest co-operative complexes I have seen in the area.

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