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Shrub Oak Man Stole 25K in Jewelry from House as a Guest, Police Say

CARMEL, N.Y. - A Shrub Oak man could face up to seven years in prison for his alleged involvement in stealing $25,000 worth of jewelry from a house where he was a guest.

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announced Thursday Nicholas A. DeLeon of East Main Street in Shrub Oak was arrested and charged with grand larceny.

Police report that on Dec. 28, 2011 the Sheriff's Office received a complaint from a homeowner in Continental Village reporting several pieces of jewelry stolen from the bedroom. Police investigation found that DeLeon had taken the jewelry and sold it to a Westchester County gold and silver vendor.

Police recovered the merchandise, and through investigation found that DeLeon was upstate at a friend's house. Police located him there, brought him to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office in Carmel and charged him with grand larceny in the third degree, a felony. DeLeon was remanded to Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 secured bond. He is due to return to court on Jan. 11, 2012.

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