Suffolk County police arrested two men Sept. 3 for allegedly committing a series of more than 15 burglaries at Suffolk County stores over the last month.
Police arrested Rocky Point resident Richard Ambrose, 41, and Riverhead resident Travis James, and both have been charged with third-degree burglary for the three burglaries that occurred Sept. 3 in the early morning:
• Speedway Gas Station, located on Jericho Turnpike in Commack, at approximately 1:23 a.m.
• Conoco Gas Station located on Medford Avenue in Patchogue at approximately 2:30 a.m.
• Speedway Gas Station located on Route 112 in Port Jeff Station, at approximately 3 a.m.
Ambrose was also charged with multiple counts of third-degree burglary for allegedly robbing more than 10 stores throughout the month, according to police, including:
• Aug. 8, Tease Salon Off Broadway, located on Route 25A in Rocky Point
• Aug. 10, Broadway Market, located on Broadway in Rocky Point
• Aug. 15, The Wine Authority, located on Nesconset Highway in Mount Sinai
• Aug. 17, Speedway Gas Station, located on Middle Country Road in Lake Grove
• Aug. 19, Speedway Gas Station, located on Route 347/Nesconset Highway in Smithtown
• Aug. 21, Moody Mart/ Mobil Gas Station, located on West Jericho Turnpike in Smithtown
• Aug. 26, Pit Stop Pantry, located on Montauk Highway in East Moriches
• Aug. 26, Speedway Gas Station, located on Montauk Highway in Bayport
• Aug. 27, Onsen Sushi, located on 597 Montauk Highway in Oakdale
• Aug. 27, The Fortune Cookie Chinese Food Restaurant, located on Montauk Highway in Oakdale
• Aug. 31, BP Gas Station, located on Nesconset Highway in Port Jeff Station
Ambrose was also charged with multiple counts of third-degree burglary by the Riverhead, Quogue and Southold police departments for his alleged participation in four gas station robberies that took place over a two-week span on the East End between Aug. 12 and Aug. 25.
Ambrose and James were held overnight at the 6th Precinct, and were scheduled to be arraigned at 1st District Court in Central Islip Sept. 4.