LONG ISLAND, NY – Suffolk County Police today arrested a Mount Sinai man for burglarizing 16 businesses between August and October in Centereach, Selden, Setauket, Miller Place, Rocky Point, Sound Beach, Patchogue, Bohemia and Middle Island.
According to Suffolk County Police, in September, Sixth Squad detectives became aware of a pattern involving burglaries of Asian restaurants and nail salons in Brookhaven Town. The burglaries were committed overnight by a person who would break the front window of each business, enter and take cash.
Sixth Squad detectives say they have been conducting tactical patrols of potential target locations that were similar to previously targeted businesses. Sixth Squad Detective Michael Fales was conducting targeted surveillance today when he observed Robert Cariddi commit a burglary at Ho Ming Kitchen, located at 275 Route 25A, Miller Place. Detective Fales initiated a patrol and Canine Response and Cariddi was arrested.
Robert Cariddi, 49, of Valiant Court, Mount Sinai, was charged with False Personation and 16 counts of Burglary 3rdDegree. He burglarized 16 businesses between August and October. Cariddi is set to be arranged today, October 6.
Cariddi, 49, was charged with False Personation and 16 counts of Burglary 3rd Degree. Cariddi targeted these businesses because they did not have alarms or surveillance systems.
Cariddi will be held overnight at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip today, October 6.
Detectives are continuing to investigate whether Cariddi was involved in other burglaries. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
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