According to detectives, Third Precinct Police Officers responded to an alarm at Tiffany & Co. located at 1980 Northern Boulevard. Upon arrival police observed Vitalii Trufanov, 40, on the roof of the building. The police proceeded to the roof and placed the defendant into custody without incident. He had in possession assorted jewelry and watches valued in excess of one million dollars in US currency.There is no known address for Trufanov.
Police observed that entry was made through the roof. Police Officer’s with the assistance of the Emergency Service Unit conducted an interior search of the building at which time they located defendant Evgenii Zakhapov, 35, and placed him into police custody without incident. There were no injuries reported. The investigation is ongoing.
Defendants Vitalii Trufanov and Evgenii Zakhapov have no known address, Both charged with Grand Larceny 2nd degree, Burglary 3rd degree, and Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree. Both men were arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Sunday, July 12, 2015.