Merrick Burglars Caught, Resist Arrest

(photo: Charles Siebert resisted arrest) Nassau police arrested three men on Tuesday, March 01, at 12:16 a.m. in Merrick for attempting to burgle a T-Mobile Cellular store and then resisting arrest.

According to Crimes Against Property Detectives, three young men drove to the T-Mobile Cellular store located at 2131 Merrick Road, threw a concrete brick through the glass window and entered the store. Once inside, the defendants removed numerous cellular telephones and electronic equipment, and placed the proceeds into their vehicle before fleing the scene on Kenney Avenue.

Anthony MorrisAnthony Morris

Officers responding to the scene observed the defendant’s 2000 Mitsubishi Galant, color gray, travelling on Sunrise Highway. The officers conducted a vehicle stop when the registration plates did not match the vehicle description. The driver of the vehicle, Charles Siebert, 22, of  North Columbus Avenue, Freeport, then intentionally crashed the vehicle into the police vehicle, causing damage. He then failed to comply with a lawful order to stop as he fled the scene on foot and resisted arrest. Defendants Anthony Morris, 16, of Shonnard Avenue, Freeport, and Joseph Torres, 16, of Lakeview Avenue, Freeport, both remained at scene inside the vehicle. The officers observed the proceeds scattered about the inside of the vehicle. All three defendants were placed into custody.

Joseph Torres

Joseph Torres

Subsequent to the investigation, it was determined that these same defendants were responsible for another burglary at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17, at Kardesh Jewelry, 2370 Merrick Road in Bellmore. The defendant’s again threw a concrete brick through a glass window. Proceeds included assorted watches and jewelry. A consent search was conducted and proceeds consistent with that burglary were recovered.

Both investigations are ongoing at this time.

Defendants Morris and Torres are each charged with two counts of Burglary. In addition, defendant Siebert is charged two counts of Burglary and Resisting Arrest.

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