A Great Neck man with prior arrests was detained by police after allegedly burglarizing a tutoring center on Northern Boulevard last Tuesday morning, according to the Nassau County Police Department.
Officials said a female employee of the Brown Academy, at 55 Northern Blvd. in Great Neck, arrived to find a damaged door lock to her front office. The employee, whose name was not disclosed, reviewed security camera footage and saw a man forcibly enter multiple rooms throughout the building and go through office items before fleeing on foot, according to a news release.
Officials said the subject was later identified as 38-year-old David Mintz of 4616 Iris Lane in Great Neck. Nassau detectives went to Mintz’s residence and placed him into custody, according to the news release. Officials said Mintz was charged with burglary in the third degree and criminal mischief in the fourth degree and was arraigned last Wednesday in Mineola.
Efforts to reach law enforcement officials for further comment and update on the arraignment were unavailing.
The alleged burglary was not Mintz’s first encounter with Nassau law enforcement.
Mintz was charged with three counts of third-degree burglary for three business burglaries that occurred in September 2018. Those burglaries were among a series that began as early as June that the burglary pattern squad was investigating in the area, officials said.
Mintz was also arrested and charged with 11 counts of burglary and two counts of attempted burglary for allegedly stealing or trying to steal from a number of restaurants and businesses in a one-week span in early September 2013 along with an alleged breaking-and-entering from October 2012.
The outcome of those cases was not immediately available.