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Police Nab West Islip Debit Card Thief

Lindenhurst man arrested for October grand larceny incident.

Written by Joe Dowd.

Nassau police have arrested a man they say stole a bank debit card from a West Islip woman in late October and then used the card without her permission.

Lindenhurst resident Robert Marlow, 23, turned himself in Tuesday and is now facing a grand larceny charge for the incident. He is also being charged with a burglary incident in Wantagh.

The arrest comes after a two-month investigation.

Detectives said on Sunday, Oct. 26, a 20-year-old West Islip woman was conducting her personal banking when she observed an unauthorized transaction made with her debit card at a food store in West Islip.

The victim then checked her wallet and discovered the card missing. Surveillance footage showed Marlow, using the card without authorization, police said.

Then, on Monday, Nov. 18, police say Marlow broken into a house on Red Maple Drive South in Wantagh by breaking the glass of a rear window.

Marlow removed assorted jewelry and fled the scene. He then pawned the jewelry at locations in West Babylon and Massapequa Park, police said.

Marlow surrendered to Second Squad detectives in Woodbury and was charged with burglary and grand larceny in connection with both crimes.

He was scheduled for arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead on Tuesday.

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