A Farmingdale man is facing burglary charges after police say he was seen on video removing money from cash registers and taking items from stores without paying for them.
Nassau police say Adam Halpern, 50, of Glenn Court was arrested at his Farmingdale home without incident on Saturday, March 22, at 4:55 p.m. in Farmingdale.
According to detectives, while investigating a larceny that took place at Walgreens on 918 Main Street in Farmingdale in July, police saw video surveillance that captured Halpern placing store items into a bag and leaving the store without paying for them.
While police were trying to locate Halpern, they learned of two other burglaries in which he also appeared on video removing cash and store items without paying for them, detectives say. There is video of Halpern who pried open the front door and removed money from a cash register at Citgo on Merrits Road in Farmingdale on at 3:35 a.m. on Jan. 30. Nearly an hour later, video surveillance at the 182 Candy Shop, also on Merrits Road in Farmingdale, captured Halpern, who had pried open the front door, removing money from the cash register and also taking New York State scratch off lottery tickets, police say.
He is charged with two counts of burglary in the third degree, petit larceny and criminal mischief in the third degree.He was scheduled for arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead on Sunday, March. 23.