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Robbery, Criminal Possession in Hicksville, Merrick

A little rain never kept the thugs from thieving, did it?


The Merrick LIRR station, where the stolen Honda was found.

The big storm didn’t stop the baddies from making their nefarious rounds. And the boys in blue got no weekend respite, either.


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Nassau County police had a busy weekend busting wrongdoers for robbery and criminal possession of stolen property in Hicksville and Merrick.

According to reports, on Saturday, at the Merrick LIRR station, Bureau of Special Operations police officers were on surveillance of a Honda Civic wanted in Suffolk County as a stolen vehicle.  The officers observed Michael Heaney, 46, enter the vehicle and pull away, at which time they stopped the defendant and placed him under arrest.  Subsequent to investigation, it was discovered that this very same vehicle was used to commit other crimes.

And that’s where the robbery comes in.

On Friday, Shaun Collins, 34, allegedly entered Walgreens on South Oyster Bay Road in Hicksville, placed some candy on the counter and handed the cashier $2.  As she opened the register to make change, the defendant allegedly lunged over the counter, pushed the cashier, forcibly stole loot from the register and fled the scene in the stolen Honda.

But the chain of dastardly events doesn’t end there.

On February 26, Collins allegedly entered Rite Aid on  Sunrise Highway in Bellmore, went up to the counter, laid down some candy and handed the cashier .75 cents.  When the cashier opened the register, he allegedly reached over, stole some cash and fled like the wind.

Collins is being charged with Robbery 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree and Petit Larceny.  He is also wanted in Suffolk County for similar robberies.  Heaney is being charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree.

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