Two members of a tristate burglary crew that stole $1,000,000 worth of bling from a New Rochelle jewelry store were arrested by authorities who said they sold the goods through a New Jersey fence.
The two 55-year-old Brooklyn men -- Kevin Lyde, a spiritual rehabilitation counselor, and Kevin Young, who is unemployed -- remained held in New York City on charges that include grand larceny and burglary, Acting Bergen County (NJ) Prosecutor Dennis Calo said Friday.
Additional charges were expected against them and against 56-year-old Frank Lashvili of River Vale, who Calo said fenced the stolen merchandise for the crew.
Lashvili remained held Friday in the Bergen County Jail, charged with fencing, receiving stolen property and accomplice liability.
Others involved in the break-ins were still at large and being sought, the prosecutor said.
Lyde and accomplices cut a hole in the roof of Le Cristal Jewelry in Englewood on Oct. 22 before making off with $275,000 in goods, Calo said.
Then, this past Feb. 2, Lyde and Young participated in a burglary at New Rochelle Coin, Stamp and Jewelers in New Rochelle that netted $1,000,000 in jewelry, he said.
Both men were arrested Thursday by an ad hoc task force of detectives and officers from the New Rochelle and Port Chester police departments, the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office and Calo’s office.
Search warrants were also executed at various locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan, the prosecutor said.
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