Burglary leaves Massapequa neighborhood on edge

News of an armed burglar left residents in a Massapequa neighborhood on edge Saturday. When Herbert Laran returned with his family from a shopping trip Friday evening to his Madison Street home, he was

News 12 Staff

Dec 29, 2007, 11:02 PM

Updated 6,050 days ago

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News of an armed burglar left residents in a Massapequa neighborhood on edge Saturday.
When Herbert Laran returned with his family from a shopping trip Friday evening to his Madison Street home, he was greeted with police cars, a SWAT team and search dogs. Laran says his brother was home at the time and spotted the suspect making a getaway out of a side window.
The suspect allegedly saw Laran?s brother, pointed a gun at him and told him not to move. Laran says his brother was able to run away and call the police.
Police say the burglar took off with a laptop computer. Laran plans on putting up more lights on his house and installing a camera.
With the suspect still on the loose, residents are calling for more police patrols in the neighborhood. They say they have learned a valuable lesson about securing their homes at all times.


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