A basketball player at Hofstra University who lives in Montclair was arrested along with three other students Thursday for burglarizing multiple dorm rooms at the school.
Dallas Anglin, 18, was arrested by the Nassau County Police Department for allegedly burglarizing six dormitory rooms with three other basketball players between Oct. 4 and Nov. 5 on the university’s campus, in Hempstead, NY, authorities said.
According to Nassau police, Anglin, a freshman, and three other students worked together to raid the dorm rooms. In some instances, some of the accused basketball players distracted students while the others burglarized the empty rooms, according to Nassau County Police Lt. Ray Cote.
“The four men responsible were all students,” Cote said, “and as such they were able to roam around, visiting students, and they had a right to be in a lot of those places.
“While they were in one area visiting students, there would be an open door that presented an opportunity for them to take electronic devices, and they were partial to Apple products," Cote added.
The basketball players stole four laptops, a pair of headphones, two Apple iPads, and an Apple iPod and iTouch, in addition to an undisclosed amount of money. Cote added that the four sold some of the electronics they stole.
Hofstra University issued a release today stating the four students have been suspended from the university, including the basketball team and classes.
The other students arrested include: Shaquille Stokes, 20, of New York; Kentrell Washington, 18, of Nevada; and Jimmy Hall Jr., 18, of New York.
Anglin was charged with one count of second-degree burglary and one count of tampering with evidence.
The four defendants were arraigned in the First District Court in Hempstead, N.Y. They all pleaded not guilty, according to a spokeswoman for the court.
Anglin was held on two $2,000 bonds and is due back in court on Dec. 4. A spokesperson for the court was unable to confirm if Anglin was released on bail.