LONG ISLAND, NY – The Third Squad reports the arrest of Hempstead man for Burglary that occurred on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 1:45 pm in Hempstead.
Detectives got a call from a 41 year old female who called 911 and reported that a suspect entered her home and removed about $200 dollars in cash, electronics, including a Wii U game console and $150 dollar pair of Air Jordan sneakers from her son’s first floor bedroom. Upon arrival an investigation revealed that Ross entered the victim’s home through a rear bathroom window.
Taykim Ross, 18, of Hempstead was found by Hempstead Village Police Officer Russell Harris while he was trying on a brand new pair of Air Jordans he just stole from a house on Long Beach Road in Hempstead.
Taykim Ross, 18, was charged with 2nd Degree Burglary. A photo snapped by a neighbor reveals him trying on Air Jordans he allegedly just stole from a home in Hempstead. Photo: Hempstead Village Police.
Officer Russell spotted Ross with the help of a photograph captured on a cell phone revealing the suspect with his bright red boxers showing as he bent down to try on the Air Jordans he allegedly just stole.
“I just noticed someone bending over putting garbage down and I saw the bright red underwear.” Harris Said.
In a report done by Newsday, Harris mentioned that he confronted Ross while he was in the middle of helping an elderly neighbor.
Harris approached Ross and questioned him. “You’ve been doing a little shopping today?”
There were no injuries reported and the items were returned to it’s owner.
Taykim Ross is charged with Burglary 2nd Degree. He was arraigned in earlier today, June 2nd at the First District Court in Hempstead.
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