Cops: Copiague Man, Michael Marte, 28, Stole Thousands in Jewelry, Pocketbooks, from Massapequa Dept. Stores
July 17, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – The Nassau County Police Departments Seventh Squad detectives have arrested a Copiague man for grand larcenies that occurred in Massapequa in the months of May and June of 2015.
According to detectives, on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, Michael Marte, 28, of Copiague while in Sears at 600 Sunrise Highway, Massapequa, entered the jewelry department and requested to see a gold necklace. When the salesperson handed the defendant the merchandise, he fled with the necklace, valued at $1,124.99, exiting the store.
Michael Marte, 28, of Copiague was charged with two counts of Grand Larceny 4th Degree. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
In the month of May, the defendant entered TJ Maxx located at 5500 Sunrise Highway, Massapequa and on three separate occasions, stole Michael Koors pocketbooks for a total value of $1,422.89.
Seventh Squad detectives arrested Marte on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at his residence. He is being charged with two counts of Grand Larceny 4th Degree and will be arraigned today, Friday, July 17th, 2015 in First District Court, Hempstead.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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