Arrest Made in 'Strange' South Nyack Burglary

Man accused of entering resident's home and stealing laptop

A New York City man allegedly involved with in South Nyack has been arrested, said Wednesday morning.

Joel Pastor, a 25-year-old, was arrested June 19 and charged with burglary, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, all felonies.

Pastor is accused of entering a resident's apartment last April and swiping a laptop while also traveling door-to-door as a salesman for an energy company.

The laptop's owner was able to track down Pastor shortly after he left—he chased him and recovered his computer after a "brief struggle," said Robert Van Cura, chief of South Nyack-Grand View Police.

Pastor was arraigned in by Judge Thomas Mascola and sent to Rockland County Correctional Center when unable to make $5,000 bail.

Local police were assisted in their investigation by Suffern and , and the Rockland County Sheriff's BCI unit.


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