Cops: Flanders man arrested for burglarizing gas station

01/03/2014 3:18 PM |

A 43-year old Flanders man was arrested on burglary charges after Riverhead Town police responded to an early morning alarm at an East Main Street gas station, according to a report.

Police arrived at Gulf Gas station about 3:40 a.m. and found a rear door had been forced open, and one of the windows broken, authorities said.

Soon after, Jeffery Pittman was discovered hiding inside a shed located in the rear of the Riverhead station, which had also been forced open, according to a report.

Mr. Pittman was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary, and possession of burglar’s tools, police said.

He is currently being held at Suffolk County jail on $10,000 bail, authorities said.

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