An arrest was made on Monday, Jan. 4, for a burglary that took place 11 months earlier in Glen Cove. The Glen Cove Police Department reported the arrest of a New Jersey man who stole thousands of dollars from an elderly couple’s home in a “deception burglary.”
On Feb. 3, 2015, a retired Glen Cove couple was tricked by a group of men who posed as a tree trimming crew who wanted to cut some trees in their backyard. Authorities said that, while the couple was distracted, another person entered their bedroom and removed a safe which contained the couple’s life savings of more than $50,000.
The Glen Cove Police immediately began their investigation into the deception burglary. The Glen Cove Detective Division headed up the investigation and reached out to other jurisdictions who faced similar types of burglaries. The investigation into the burglary was assisted by the Suffolk County fourth squad, the NYPD Intelligence Unit and the NY/NJ Fugitive Task Force (Marshals).
Glen Cove Detective Karl VanAllen was able to identify one of the suspects and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The detective was able to locate the wanted subject in New Jersey and on Dec. 18, 2015, the NY/NJ Fugitive Task Force apprehended Tommy Marion, also known as Nicky Anderson, in Cliffside Park, NJ. The defendant waived his extradition and was brought back to Nassau County by the Nassau Police Fugitive Unit on Jan. 4. The 39-year-old defendant was arraigned last week in County Court in Nassau for second-degree burglary and third-degree grand larceny.
“The Glen Cove Detective Division spent a great amount of time investigating this deception style burglary,” said Det. Lt. John Nagle of the Glen Cove Police Department. “It caused a great amount of fear among the retired families living in Glen Cove and the surrounding areas.”