TBR News Media Police Blotter for 01/13/22 Issue

The following incidents were reported by Suffolk County Police:

Comack

■ Detectives from the Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit are investigating a robbery that occurred at a Commack bank on December 29. A man entered Capital One, located at 2050 Jericho Turnpike, around 11:50 a.m. and allegedly handed a cashier a note threatening violence. and demanding money. The cashier gave the man money from the drawer and the man fled on foot. The man was wearing a mask, a hoodie with the hood up, a ski cap and gloves. Update: The suspect is in custody.

■ Detectives from the Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit are also investigating a robbery that occurred at an HSBC bank in Commack on December 29. A man entered the bank, located at 5880 Jericho Turnpike, around 4:35 p.m. and allegedly handed a clerk a note of threats of violence and demands for money. The cashier complied and the man fled on foot. The man wore a gray hoodie under a dark colored jacket. His balaclava was up and he was also wearing a blue baseball cap, blue mask and gloves. Update: The suspect is in custody.

A person allegedly stole a black 2021 Mazda 3 that was parked in the driveway of Balsam Lane in Commack on January 4 at 12:30 a.m.

■ Two men entered Walmart on Crooked Hill Road in Commack on January 3 at 1:40 p.m. and allegedly stole two coffee machines and two Kitchen-Aid machines.

■ An unidentified person in a car allegedly took two outgoing payment checks from a mailbox on Holly Drive in Commack on January 3. The incident was captured on a neighbor’s Ring security camera.

Northport East

■ Detectives from the Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit are investigating a robbery at a bank in East Northport on the afternoon of January 3. A man walked into Citibank, located on Larkfield Road, and allegedly handed an employee a note threatening violence and demanding money at around 3.45pm. The cashier complied and the man fled walk. The man is white and was wearing a dark hoodie under a dark colored jacket. He was also wearing a COVID face mask. Update: The suspect is in custody.

■ A person allegedly removed a catalytic converter from a 2003 Ford F250 parked on the street outside a residence on Grant Street in East Northport on January 3.

■ A catalytic converter was removed from a 1999 Honda Accord parked on 4th Street at the corner of 5th Avenue in East Northport on Jan. 3.

■ A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a 2009 Toyota Prius parked on Harding Street in East Northport on January 3rd.

■ A catalytic converter was removed from a 2005 Honda Accord parked outside a residence on Heath Lane in East Northport on January 5th.

East Setauket

■ BJ’s Wholesale Club on Nesconset Highway in East Setauket reported that 12 cases of beer were stolen on January 5 at 12:50 p.m. The items were allegedly placed in a shopping cart by a grown man who then left the store without paying for them . Items are valued at approximately $365.

■ Police were called to Walmart on Nesconset Highway in East Setauket to investigate a petty larceny at 3 p.m. Jan. 5. An unidentified woman allegedly took various household items worth $25 and walked out of the store without paying.

Hauppauge

■ Lynbrook Glass on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge reported that several catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles on their property at 2 a.m. Jan. 1.

Huntington

■ A wallet containing credit cards and cash was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence on La Rue Drive in Huntington on January 3 at 9:00 p.m.

■ A 1999 Chrysler Town and Country was stolen from a residence on Meadowlawn Street in Huntington on January 5th. The owner reported that the keys had been left in the vehicle.

Huntington Station

■ Rite Aid on West Jericho Turnpike at Huntington Station reported the alleged theft of 10 cases of beer by an unidentified man on January 2 at 5:40 p.m.

kings park

■ A Razor E200 electric scooter was stolen from outside TJ Maxx on Indian Head Road in Kings Park on January 5 at 4.30pm.

Lake Grove

■ Mayra’s Bakery on Hawkins Ave., Lake Grove was scammed on Dec. 28, 2021. A caller claiming to be a PSEG employee told the owner he would cut off power to the bakery if he didn’t send not a payment. Payment was made over the phone using a credit card.

■ Police were summoned to Dick’s Sporting Goods at Smith Haven Shopping Center in Lake Grove at 4pm on January 6 after two women allegedly placed matching clothes in bags and left the store without paying.

Mount Sinai

■ A resident of Mount Sinai Coram Road in Mount Sinai called police at 1am on January 2 to report that license plates had been stolen from a vehicle parked outside his home.

Port Jefferson

■ Various groceries were stolen from Café Latino on Main Street in Port Jefferson on January 3 at 3:00 p.m. The value was estimated at $15.

Port Jefferson Station

■ On January 2 at 6 p.m., a resident of Rush Street at the Port Jefferson train station reported that approximately $500 in gift cards and cash were stolen from a wallet inside the house.

rocky point

■ While loading groceries into the trunk of Stop & Shop on Route 25A in Rocky Point on January 3 at approximately 6:30 p.m., a woman left her wallet in the cart and drove off. When she returned to retrieve it, the wallet containing her wallet and cell phone was missing. No one returned the purse

Selden

■ Home Depot workers on Middle Country Road in Selden called police on January 4 to report that goods, including copper wire, were allegedly stolen by two men. The items were placed on a utility cart and the two suspects walked out of the store without paying. The estimated value of the items is $6800.

■ A woman called the police at 4.45pm on 4 January to report that her wallet had been stolen while shopping at ShopRite on Middle Country Road in Selden.

■ Police were summoned to The Home Depot on Middle Country Road in Selden on January 4 at 3.30pm after two adult men allegedly walked out without paying for two cordless nail guns worth a total of $360.

■ The Home Depot on Middle Country Road in Selden called police at 12.40pm on January 5 to reports that a spool of copper wire worth around $430 had allegedly been stolen by a grown man.

■ On January 6 at 1.15am, a resident of Hawkins Road in Selden reported that a laptop computer and personal items were allegedly stolen from a car parked on the street outside his home.

■ A manager of Walgreens on Middle Country Road in Selden called the police at 9.40pm on 6 January to report that two cases of Heineken beer had been stolen from the store.

South Setauket

■ Target on Pond Path in South Setauket reported at 3:15 p.m. Jan. 2 that an unidentified woman allegedly swapped price tags on four LEGO sets before buying them. The original price was $570.

stony stream

■ Lowes on Nesconset Highway in Stony Brook called police on January 2 at 1:45 p.m. to report that an adult male had stolen two garage door openers with a total value of approximately $450.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous report by calling 1-800-220-TIPS.

— COMPILED BY HEIDI SUTTON