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Verizon Wireless Responds Regarding Recent Merrick Break-Ins

Three break-ins at Merrick Verizon stores occurred in a 17-day span.

Many locals are concerned regarding an increase in break-ins, and Verizon Wireless in Merrick has been focal point this summer.

On Aug. 16, Verizon Wireless, located at 2132 Sunrise Highway, was burglarized. The same store was also broken into on July 31, and another Verizon Wireless store at 2151 Merrick Rd. was burglarized on Aug. 12. 

During all three crimes, bricks were used to smash through the front door. Multiple subjects then entered the stores and allegedly stole electronics, police said, and fled. 

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“We are cooperating with the Nassau County Police department which is leading the investigation into these isolated incidents that occurred in the middle of the night after our stores were closed,” Esmerelda Diaz Cameron, a spokesperson for Verizon Wireless, said.

It’s not known whether police are investigating the incidents as any kind of pattern.

Are you concerned with the amount of break-ins at Verizon Wireless this summer? Tell us in the comments below.

Al September 04, 2012 at 02:27 PM
If they're silly enough not to put roll down gates inside the store like many others have then let them keep taking the losses. They probably don't worry about a few thousand here or there.
Howard Kudler September 04, 2012 at 10:47 PM
True. This is why the Verizon rates are so high. Don't mind the lose through theft, but just try to get your phone fixed on day out of warranty. Verizon has the Ma bell attitude: Our revenue comes from the customer, so our interests are on our reliable source of revenue.

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