Police: Hofstra Basketball Players Admit To Dorm Room Burglaries
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Authorities said four Hofstra University men’s basketball players have made admissions of guilt after being arrested on burglary charges.
As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, Nassau County police Lt. Ray Cote said the Hofstra students, who had scholarships, broke into six unlocked dorm rooms at the Uniondale campus on Hempstead Turnpike between Oct. 4 and Nov. 5.
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WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reports
“A lot of it was crimes of opportunity – they would be in a dorm room visiting another student; if there was an unoccupied room within the suite, they would take liberty and remove iPads, laptops, particularly MacBooks,” Cote said.
The suspects have been identified by police as Shaquille Stokes, 20, of Manhattan; Kentrell Washington, 18, of Las Vegas, Nev.; Jimmy Hall Jr., 18, of Brooklyn, and Dallas Anglin, 18, of Montclair, N.J.
Hall, a freshman, is the team’s second highest scorer. He and Stokes, a sophomore, started in six of the team’s seven games this season. Washington and Anglin, both freshmen, have seen regular playing time off the bench.
Stokes is charged with five counts of second-degree burglary, while Hall is charged with four counts, Washington with two counts and Anglin with one count, police said.
Anglin is also charged with one count of tampering with evidence.
Cote said the basketball players stole the items for thousands of dollars on Craigslist or on the streets. They were suspended from school, and were scheduled to be back before a judge Tuesday.
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