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Cops: 2 Charged in Lido Beach Burglaries

Police are asking for other possible victims to come forward.

Laratro (L) was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree attempted burglary, and third-degree grand larceny. Merchant (R) was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and second-degree attempted burglary.
Laratro (L) was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree attempted burglary, and third-degree grand larceny. Merchant (R) was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and second-degree attempted burglary.

Two men face charges for a Lido Beach burglary spree, reported Nassau County Police.

Jeremy Laratro, 18, of Lido Beach, and Dayvon Merchant, 22, of Long Beach, were charged with breaking into and stealing from three nearby homes, cops reported.

According to detectives, a 44-year-old Bunker Road woman reported a burglary in the early afternoon of April 9. Thieves had stolen jewelry, an X-Box 360, and a laptop from her home between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. that day, she told police.

Laratro was charged with the burglary on April 21 and later, was found responsible of two other burglaries on Leamington Street April 8 and Greenway Road April 14. Larastro was taken into custody again on April 26 and charged with the second set of burglaries.

Police later found that Laratro had worked with an accomplice, Merchant, who was also arrested and charged by Long Beach Police.

Laratro was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree attempted burglary, and third-degree grand larceny. Merchant was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and second-degree attempted burglary.

Fourth Squad Detectives are asking anyone in Lido Beach or Point Lookout who believes they were a victim to call 516-573-6454 to help with further investigation.

Sal Anthony April 28, 2014 at 02:34 PM
True gangstas
LB TAXPAYA April 28, 2014 at 05:40 PM
"The kids" Brendan? Once you hit 18 you are not a kid anymore. Maybe these guys will learn a lesson from this. Lets hope so.
Tired of Excuses April 29, 2014 at 11:03 AM
Probation and on the street again......
Roberto Bolaño April 29, 2014 at 07:50 PM
used to live on Regent and had my man cave in a finished basement that was perfect to break into...except for the AK, what a couple of knucklehead punks
Sal Anthony May 12, 2014 at 05:11 AM
My cousins did it

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