Cops: Teen arrested in connection with 5 Lakeview break-ins

HEMPSTEAD - Police have arrested a 16-year-old suspect who they say is behind a string of burglaries in Nassau County.

According to detectives, James Wells-Jones, of Syosset, acted with three accomplices and entered a home in Lakeview by forcing open a window yesterday.

Once inside, police say Wells-Jones and the subjects took a flat-screen television and left the home.

Investigators say when the burglars were confronted by a witness in front of the home, they put the television down and fled on foot.

After a description of the subjects was broadcasted, police located and arrested Wells-Jones less than half a mile from the scene of the crime.

Detectives have linked Wells-Jones to four additional burglaries in Lakeview dating back to Sept. 30.

Wells-Jones pleaded not guilty today to five counts of burglary. He will be tried as an adult. A judge set the teen?s bond at $100,000.

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