Cops seek alleged thief who stole oil in Rocky Point

Editor’s note: Suffolk Police on Monday, June 30, released a photo and description with this story that Suffolk County officials later confirmed was wrong; the woman pictured is not a suspected thief.

The below story was edited to reflect changes in the report —  with references to a “woman” omitted — as provided by police.

Suffolk County police are trying to catch someone for siphoning oil from a vacant house in Rocky Point.

Detectives from the Seventh Precinct said someone unlawfully entered the home on Canary Road between November 2013 and March 2014 and stole the heating oil from a fuel tank located in the basement of the home.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at  1-800-220-TIPS.

Police have offered up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. All calls will be kept confidential.

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