Off-duty officer helps catch 2 alleged thieves

An off-duty Nassau police officer is credited with helping to catch two thieves who allegedly targeted a frozen yogurt store.

An off-duty Nassau police officer is credited with helping to catch two thieves who allegedly targeted a frozen yogurt store. (2/5/17)

An off-duty Nassau police officer is credited with helping to catch two thieves who allegedly targeted a frozen yogurt shop.

The incident happened at 16 Handles on Atlantic Avenue in Lynbrook Saturday afternoon.

Police say one suspect, Monique Mooney, distracted the shop clerk by asking for samples, while the other suspect, Palo Howe, took cash from an employee office.

Investigators say the off-duty officer noticed the pair acting suspiciously.

He followed them from the store and helped arrest them.

 

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