PLAINVIEW - Nassau police are reminding women to remain vigilant in store parking lots after two alleged purse snatchers were arrested today.
Nassau Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey says Alfonso Zitoli, of Massapequa, and his girlfriend, Veronica Sarabella, of Deer Park, would drive up to shoppers in parking lots, reach out from the car window and grab handbags right off their victims' shoulders.
According to Mulvey, Zitoli and Sarabella are heroin addicts.
Zitoli, who has a previous record, is being held on $1.4 million bond on robbery charges. Police say Sarabella is being treated for heroin withdrawal at Nassau University Medical Center.