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Massapequa Wallpaper Installer Arrested for Stealing $80,000 in Watches from Multiple Clients

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The Garden City Police Department and the Old Westbury Police Department reports the arrest of a Massapequa man for multiple Grand Larcenies that occurred from April 2022 through January 2023 in Garden City and in Old Westbury.
According to detectives, defendant Jaiver Ricardo Velez Gomes, 43, of 55 Cleveland Place was hired to install wallpaper at three Village of Garden City residences and one Village of Old Westbury residence.
While inside of the homes, defendant Gomes did take designer watches from each residence without permission of the homeowners, totaling approximately $80,000.00 USC in proceeds.
From April 2022 through December 2022, a total of approximately $60,000.00 USC in designer watches were taken from the three Garden City residences. In November 2022, approximately $20,000.00 USC in designer watches were taken from the Old Westbury residence.
After a thorough joint investigation, defendant Gomes was arrested without incident on January 13, 2023 at 4:05 pm.
Defendant Jaiver Ricardo Velez Gomes is charged with four (4) counts of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree. He was arraigned on January 14th at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead and was released on recognizance.
Detectives request anyone who feels like they may have been a victim of a similar crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1800-244-TIPS or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.

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