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Old 01-17-2012, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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The guy was fortunate that his brother called it in. Good response by the PDCN!
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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Looks like the coward decided upon his own death penalty.

As long as we don't have the death penalty and a smorgasbord of appeals, scum like this will get much more brazen.

What was with the bars on the windows of the house to begin with? It looked more like a sketchy part of the Bronx or Brooklyn -- not VS.
AFAIK, I don't think that area is that bad requiring bars on windows. But some blocks are sketchy in that vicinity. Like by the Parkway/Hook Creek blvd and Linden Blvd. Valley Stream, Elmont and Franklin Square all get trash from Queens/Brooklyn coming over to do crime. I'd bet that's where the perps are from. Although the bars could also be because the homeowner owns a couple cash businesses, from what I read.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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Yikes!

I'm glad they were able to get the family to safety and that neither the family nor any of the police were seriously injured.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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From Newsday Mobile for all to read:

Cops: Suspect dead in police shootout
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Home invasions do not happen because of WHERE the house is, but because of WHAT the criminals believe may be INSIDE the house to steal.

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Police said the home was apparently targeted because the residents own two legitimate cash-retail stores -- and the suspects believed they kept cash in the house. Though Azzata would not characterize the businesses, a relative of the victims told Newsday that the family owns two liquor stores.
Since the house is not a drug dealer's house, this story does not give a black eye to North Valley Stream. Oh well.

Considering the response to the crime:

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More than 15 police cars, a helicopter and a canine unit converged on the Dana Avenue home following the gunfire, police and witnesses said.
It is unfortunate that the only criminal "apprehended" at the scene was the dead one who it is believed committed suicide at the house, the only other one apprehended was caught the next day, and there is an "unknown" number of suspects still at large. Let's hope ALL are apprehended!

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None of the six residents or officers were injured in the incident.
The best news of all!

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Four officers were taken to a hospital with psychological trauma, police said.
May these officers make a full recovery!
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:03 PM
 
Location: now nyc
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Psychological trauma? Arent cops supposed to be prepared for scenarios like this, especially ones as well paid as the Nassau PD
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Selden New York
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Psychological trauma? Arent cops supposed to be prepared for scenarios like this, especially ones as well paid as the Nassau PD

They say it because it makes them look like their working harder.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:46 PM
 
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Psychological trauma? Arent cops supposed to be prepared for scenarios like this, especially ones as well paid as the Nassau PD
Although armed and trained to use deadly physical force, cops do so only as a last resort. Unlike the military, they are not trained to kill -- only to defend themselves and/or others if absolutely necessary. No cop wants to shoot anyone and the trauma that accompanies taking another life -- or nearly losing your own can be significant. It is routine procedure for cops involved in shooting incidents to be medically screened to determine if there is any immediate trauma that may need more in-depth followup later.

And it has nothing at all to do with how much they're paid. Cheap -- and rather uninformed -- shot.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:35 AM
 
Location: now nyc
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Nassau County Police have arrested the man they say planned the botched home invasion in North Valley Stream last month, and he is a relative of the robbery victims.

Varinder Singh, 23, of Wyngate Drive East in North Valley Stream, faces burglary and robbery charges. He was arrested on Sunday following an investigation. According to police, he is the cousin and nephew of the people who live in the Dana Avenue home.

Police say that three men — Singh, Timothy Capers and Levi Robinson — broke into the home on Jan. 16 at 9:15 p.m. and tied up two adults and one child, then started ransacking the home. Police showed up and shots were exchanged between officers and at least one of the robbers, while the family was able to escape safely.

Police say that the home was targeted. According to Detective John Azzata, Singh knew of the family’s financial situation. “He conspired with these other individuals to commit this robbery,” Azzata said.

During the subsequent investigation and interviews, Azzata said it became apparent that someone with a strong knowledge of the family’s “inner workings” was behind the robbery. That ultimately led police to Singh.

Capers, 37, of Queens, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after exchanging several rounds of gun fire with police. Robinson, 33, of Jamaica, Queens, reportedly hid in a back bedroom during the gun battle. He was taken into custody that night and charged with robbery, burglary and criminal possession of a weapon.

Azzata said that Singh was not in the home at all during the exchange of gun fire with police. Singh was charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree robbery and was arraigned on Monday in First District Court.
Second arrest in North Valley Stream home invasion - LIHerald.com - Nassau County's source for local news, breaking news, sports, entertainment & shopping=

As time has passed, there is now more information on this case.

It was actually the nephew of the home invasion victims (Varinder Singh) who targeted the house and paid those two Queens men to rob that house: The two men who physically robbed the house weren't even from North Valley Stream.

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Old 02-24-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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Sad that a lot of the areas of Western Nassau are becoming more and more like Queens and Brooklyn....
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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I think the point of the person digging this thread up is to say that this was a home invasion perpetrated by a family member. It wasn't some random "crime is out of control, put bars on your windows because skels from Queens are coming" occurrence.
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