Police: 2 arrested men may be Nassau purse snatchers

Nassau County police held a news conference yesterday to announce the arrests of two men who may be responsible for a string of purse snatchings

HICKSVILLE - Nassau County police held a news conference yesterday to announce the arrests of two men who may be responsible for a string of purse snatchings in the county over the past several months.Authorities say the major break in the case came last Friday, when they arrested Adesola Oguntunji and Lucson Desir after they allegedly snatched three handbags from two women walking on Kuhl Avenue in Hicksville.Nassau Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey says the suspects tried to get away in a 2000 Nissan Maxima, but were stopped by an officer who had information about the alleged purse snatchers from one of the victims. Shortly after the duo's arrest, detectives began making a link to the purse-snatching spree. Since last October, at least 14 women have been targeted in their driveways and on front stoops.Police say officers first spotted Oguntunji and Desir in November when they were driving around Jericho. Cops stopped the two men and asked them what they were doing. The suspects responded they were meeting some women. Oguntunji and Desir weren't charged with anything at the time, but police filed a suspicious-activity report with a description of the car. Police say that helped detectives link Oguntunji and Desir to the series of purse snatchings.Police say for now, the two suspects are only facing charges in connection with last Friday's purse snatchings, but more charges may follow as the investigation progresses. Suffolk purse snatcher nabbed, purse snatched in Nassau

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