Cops: Man reports $8,600 stolen from his bedroom

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A Riverhead man came home Monday afternoon to find his life savings had been stolen from his bedroom, police said.

The West Main Street resident said someone entered his bedroom sometime between 8 a.m. and noon, and removed $8,600 in $100 bills that he had kept in a padlocked cabinet beneath his bed, according to a report.

There were no signs of forced entry to the home or bedroom, but the padlock had been broken off the locked cabinet, police said.

The burglary happened about a week after a Flanders man saw his life savings stolen when he was mugged while walking home from a Flanders restaurant late last Saturday, according to a Southampton Town police report.

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