Glen Cove, Massapequa Home Invasion Suspect Nabbed

Darrin Sims
Darrin Sims

A Hempstead man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly committing two home invasions, including one in Massapequa last year and another two weeks ago in Glen Cove during which a man was shot, Nassau County and Glen Cove city police said.

Darrin Sims was charged with burglary and robbery for the Massapequa case and attempted second-degree murder in the Glen Cove case, authorities said.

“The Glen Cove detective division and the Nassau County homicide detectives diligently worked the case together to arrest the alleged shooter in this violent home invasion,” Glen Cove police Det.Lt. John Nagle said.

The 28-year-old suspect and a 20-year-old former Glen Cove resident, David Shuler, were arrested for their role in the Sept. 29 Glen Cove home invasion. A 22-year-old victim was shot and critically wounded in that case, police have said.

In the Massapequa case, Sims knocked on the door of a Jackson Avenue home and when a 29-year-old man opened the door, Sims allegedly grabbed the victim’s hand and forced his way inside on Dec. 23, 2014, police said.

The victim and a relative complied with Sims’ demands for cash, police said. Sims fled with money, two cell phones and a set of headphones, police added.

Sims was ordered held on $2 million bail following his arraignment Wednesday.