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Police: Armed Walmart Shoplifter Arrested

Police say North Bellmore man arrested at Massapequa store late Saturday had loaded .38 caliber hand gun previously reported stolen.

An alleged shoplifter armed with a stolen hand gun was arrested at Walmart in Massapequa late Saturday, according to Nassau County Police. 

Alexander Hollinsworth, 25, of North Bellmore, was seen taking DVDs and CDs from the store by security and then detained after he left the building, police said. The incident took place at 9:15 p.m.

Seventh Precinct officers arrived and found Hollinsworth, in addition to the stolen goods, was in possession of a loaded .38 caliber Smith and Wesson hand gun, which was reported stolen in New York City.

Hollinsworth was also armed with metal knuckles, a dagger knife and had numerous prescription pills in a plastic bag his pants pocket, police said.

Police have charged Hollinsworth with three counts of fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property, seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of burglar tools and petit larceny.

He will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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Massa February 20, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Woolworths was there in the 80's. Korvettes was where Walmart is now, then it was A&S .Woolwoths was on the West side the downstairs entrance was where the koi pond is now. And also upstairs from that. It was two floors.
Massa February 20, 2013 at 06:42 PM
The Sears now , was gertz and then Stearns.It became sears when Sears moved over from where Walbaums is across the street.From Walbaums all the way to where TJ Max is now, is where Sears was.
Maria February 23, 2013 at 02:15 PM
I don't go to that mall ,its not safe. Our once beautiful town of Massapequa needs help to get rid of these bad people
Maria February 23, 2013 at 02:16 PM
What!!!! are you out of your mind
Frank Razz February 23, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Marie and Eyes of the World, both of you are a little dramatic. I think should both be checking out "Cast Calls" in Newsday..

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