Michael Frazier of Newsday — a paper that knows a thing or two about messing with circulation numbers — reports on what might’ve just been an elaborate attempt to keep Dan Aquailante’s hard-hitting music criticism off Long Island.

If you’ve had trouble finding the New York Post or The New York Times at Garden City’s Nassau Boulevard train station, there’s a reason: They were stolen by delivery workers for the Daily News, Nassau police said.

A delivery truck driver and his helper stole competitors’ newspapers from Oct. 6, 2005, to Jan. 19 at the station, police said. Union driver Marc Rosenfeld, 56, of 7 Brook Lane in Middle Island, and Scott Miller, 42, of 33 Barwick St. in Floral Park, were arrested Wednesday in Garden City and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a misdemeanor. They were later released without bail.

“We are cooperating fully with the police investigation,” Daily News spokesman Donna Dees said. She said Miller was not an employee of the paper, before declining further comment.

After stealing the Post and the Times, Miller would later sell the newspapers elsewhere for profit, police said.

Post Editor Col Allan took a verbal jab at the Daily News.

“We understand why they chose to steal the Post and not their own paper,” he said. “They wanted to sell it; therefore, the choice was easy.”