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Posted on: November 10, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Police Activity last night

The Old Westbury Police Department reports the following incident that occurred last night, November 9, 2022.  At approximately 11:15 PM the Old Westbury Police received a call from a resident on Meadowbrook Lane. The resident reported seeing someone on their cameras,  Possibly two males near their cars parked in the driveway.  Officers responded to the area to search for subjects and meet with the homeowner.  As officers were speaking with the resident and attempting to view video to gather a description of any vehicles or subjects, an additional call came into the Old Westbury Police Headquarters. In this call a resident on I.U. Willets Road reported seeing two males checking door handles on the rear of their home. The caller reported the subjects ran off and into a vehicle.  An additional Officer in that area observed a vehicle coming out of the shared private driveway of the caller.  The Officer pulled behind the vehicle believed to be an Audi and attempted to stop it. The vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed.  Officers followed the vehicle onto Guinea Woods Road, as it headed north.  At the intersection of Guinea Woods Road and Old Westbury Road North the subject vehicle was driving recklessly, nearly striking an Old Westbury Police Car as well as a civilian car. The subject vehicle was last seen entering the Westbound Long Island Expressway at a high rate of speed.  There was no entry made to either home. On Meadowbrook Lane an unlocked Range Rover was entered with nothing taken and no key fob inside.  There has been an increase in similar incidents on the North Shore in the past several weeks.  These particular groups we believe are car thieves that are searching to steal high end cars.  They are looking for unlocked cars to enter and open garages or any unlocked doors around the house to access the house, steal key fobs and then steal cars in the garage or driveway.  Please be sure to lock all exterior doors on your home, all car doors, and the interior door from the house to the garage.  If you have an alarm system, set it even when home. We credit the residents for being alert to their camera systems, having their exterior doors locked and calling the Old Westbury Police promptly. The Officers quick response and subsequent attempt to stop the subjects prevented the subjects from continuing any further attempts in the area.  

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