Crooks Caught In Manhasset


Police HQNassau County Police are reporting the arrests of two men for a burglary that occurred in Manhasset on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 4:44 am.

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.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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