Repairman arrested in K. Point burglary

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Nassau County police arrested a Westbury man on Monday after he allegedly stole a $20,000 wristwatch from a Village of Kings Point home where he was working earlier this month as a repairman.

Leayon Tallman, 37, of 149 Post Avenue, who was employed by Action Repair Service of Merrick, was charged with grand larceny in the third degree for stealing a Patek Philippe wristwatch from the bedroom closet of the Kings Point home on June 15, a county police department news release said.

While working to service an air conditioning unit at the East Road home of a 59-year-old Kings Point resident, Tallman asked to check an electrical panel located in the unidentified homeowner’s bedroom closet, police said.

Once inside the closet, police said Tallman took the watch.

Later that evening, the Kings Point homeowner realized his wristwatch was missing, police said.

Officers conducting a “routine review” of an East Meadow pawn shop located the stolen watch, police said.

Tallman asked a friend, who did not have knowledge of the burglary, to pawn the wristwatch earlier this month, police said.

On Monday, police said Tallman was apprehended at the Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow. He was arraigned on Tuesday at 1st District Court in Hempstead.

Reach reporter John Santa by e-mail at jsanta@theislandnow.com or by phone at 516.307.1045 x203. Also follow us on Twitter @theislandnow and Facebook at facebook.com/theislandnow.

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