bongTwo teenagers suspected of breaking into a Wantagh head shop and stealing $10,000 worth of bongs last fall were arrested over the weekend, Nassau County police said.

Kenneth Ryall and Kevin Lavelle, both 16 and from Wantagh, allegedly smashed the front window of Twisted Glass on Wantagh Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. Nov. 1, police said.

The teens then entered the store, which was closed at the time, and stole 19 “artisan glass tobacco pipes,” aka hand-made bongs averaging more than $500 apiece, police said.

Seventh Squad detectives investigating the heist nabbed Ryall on Saturday and Lavelle on Sunday, police said. Both were charged with burglary.

Ryall was conditionally released to probation and his case was referred to the adolescent diversion program. He is due back in court Jan. 23.

Lavelle will be arraigned Monday First District Court in Hempstead.


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