A woman reported a break-in overnight at a residence in Aquebogue and the suspect remains at large, according to Riverhead Town police. A second attempted break-in was also reported in South Jamesport a few hours later.
In the first instance, police received a 911 call just after 4 a.m. Friday from a woman who said an unknown person was trying to enter her residence on Peconic Bay Boulevard. Police responded and found that someone did break in and stole a pocketbook while the victim was inside, according a press release.
The suspect fled prior to police arriving. A K-9 unit from the New York State Police responded to search the area and no suspect could be located. Riverhead detectives responded to investigate as well.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information should call police at 631-727-4500. All calls will remain confidential.
The second incident occurred just before 10 a.m. when police received a call from a resident on South Jamesport Avenue who said a man was attempting to open a window of the residence. When the suspect realized the homeowner was present, he fled north on South Jamesport Avenue.
Patrol units arrived shortly after and a search of the area was conducted with the assistance of a K-9 unit from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. No suspect was located.
The suspect was described as a man in his late teens or early 20s with a thin build.
Det. Sgt. Ed Frost said it’s unclear at this point in the investigation whether the two cases are connected.