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New Cassel men charged in Westbury home burglary

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Two New Cassel men have been charged in connection with the burglary of a Westbury woman’s house after detectives found the victim’s car at one of the suspect’s homes, Nassau County police said Jan. 24.

Investigators allege the duo – Rockey White, 19, and Demorris Baity, 18, both of New Cassel – broke through a basement door and window at a home on Roxbury Road in Westbury on Jan. 10.

Police said the 64-year-old homeowner reported that her pocketbook, two iPhones, an iPad and a set of car keys were taken from her kitchen. The thieves, cops said, also took off with the victim’s 2007 Acura.

Detectives later discovered the woman’s car and one of her cell phones at Baity’s home on Franklin Street in New Cassel, a news release said. He was arrested the day of the burglary and charged with second-degree burglary and third-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Authorities said the victim also reported that her Bank of America debit card had been used at a 7-Eleevn in Westbury after the burglary. Detectives later learned that White and Baity made the convenience store purchases with the woman’s credit card.

White turned himself in to police on Thursday and was charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and third-degree identity theft.

Police said he was arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.