09/05/12 8:40am
09/05/2012 8:40 AM

SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE | Surveillance footage shows the suspect police say took a woman’s purse and used her debit card to make purchases at various stores in March.

Suffolk County and Riverhead Town police have offered a reward for information on a suspect who allegedly stole a woman’s purse and used the victim’s debit card to go on a shopping spree in March.

On March 12, a woman shopping in the K-Mart on Route 58 reported her pocketbook was missing, police said. Though the purse was later found, $164 in cash and the woman’s debit card were missing, according to a police statement.

On the same day, an unknown woman used the victim’s debit card to buy merchandise at several stores in Riverhead and Hampton Bays, police said.

Police described the suspect as a “heavy-set” white woman with blonde hair. She wore sunglasses and a black sweatshirt, according to surveillance footage. She was last seen driving away in a green minivan, police said.

Police ask that anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS. A cash reward of up to $5,000 dollars has been offered for information leading to the woman’s arrest. All calls will be kept confidential.

09/04/12 8:13am
09/04/2012 8:13 AM

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Riverhead Police Department are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate a person who tried to pry open the night deposit box at the Suffolk County National Bank branch in Riverhead.

On Saturday, August 18, at approximately 11:15 PM, an unknown suspect entered the rear parking lot of the Ostrander Avenue bank, police said. The subject approached the night time deposit box and tried to pry it open with a crow bar. The box, which was valued at approximately $8,000, was damaged during the incident, police said.

The suspect appears to have a bandanna over his face and was wearing dark colored clothing, a ski hat and gloves, surveillance footage shows.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (800) 220-TIPS. All calls are kept confidential.

07/24/12 12:00pm
07/24/2012 12:00 PM

SOUTHAMPTON POLICE PHOTO | Police are looking for Carlos Armando Ixpec-Chitay in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Water Mill July 9.

Suffolk County Crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest of a 30-year-old man suspected in a fatal hit-and-run in Water Mill July 9.

Police are looking for Carlos Armando Ixpec-Chitay, who they say is known to frequent Riverhead. He is about 5-foot-7, 140 pounds with dark brown/black hair and brown eyes.

The accident on Rose Hill Road in Water Mill left Sister Jacqueline Walsh dead. On retreat with her colleagues from the Sisters of Mercy of Syosset, she was walking in the vicinity of the sanctuary where she was staying when she was hit by a car, police said. The driver did not stop, police said.

Police are asking for anyone with information to call Southampton Town Police Detectives at 631-702-2230 or email crimetips@southamptontownny.gov. All tips are confidential.