Police: 4 Suspects Arrested Minutes After Break-In Of East Patchogue Home

EAST PATCHOGUE, NY (CBSNewYork) — Suffolk County police say they arrested four suspected burglars just minutes after they allegedly broke into a home and detectives say the group is responsible for a string of other break-ins in the area.

Police arrested Francisco Sanchez, Marvin Escobar, Robert Alcantara and Jose Castro Friday morning after cops say they stole jewelry from a home in East Patchogue.

Sanchez is the alleged ring-leader. Police say he works for a company called Nationwide CATV, which has been a subcontractor for Cablevision.

Cops say the other three men would then allegedly help carry out the burglaries.

Detectives say they believe the four suspects are also responsible for thefts in six other Suffolk County towns, including Holtsville, Farmingville, Medford, Bay Shore, North Bay Shore and Terryville.

Cablevision released a statement Saturday, saying: “We are cooperating fully with the police and are immediately suspending work with the Nationwide subcontracting company, which provides a limited amount of work only in Suffolk County, New York, pending a complete review and through investigation.”

Friday’s arrests come following a rash of burglaries across the Tri-State area.

One of the latest break-ins was in Massapequa Park where police say one person distracted the homeowner while another suspect got into the home.

Escobar, Alcantara, Castro and Sanchez were all charged with burglary.

Police say Sanchez is also being charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing jewelry from a home while he was working for Optimum Cable in July, 2011.

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  1. Joe says:

    If you think a dog can’t be maced or pepper sprayed, you’re sadly mistaken. To put your pet in harms way thinking they’ll stop someone from robbing you, you’re wrong. Go purchase an alarm, some cameras.

  2. Robert Moses says:

    Ultimately, this is Mike Bloomberg’s fault. He is “solving” New York City’s crime problem by maliciously and illegally exporting it to our quiet and pristine suburbs. NYC must pay for what it has done to us.

  3. fritz von says:

    Cablevision guy stole my multitool, I mailed the sheath to the CEO and asked him to give it to the guy. The SCPD caught someone? Must be a typo.

    1. Joe Schmo says:

      Hilarious if you really did that with the sheath, though it would probably never get to him. Draining zillions from subscribers (while hiring at near min wage) more important than acknowledging their feedback.

  4. Patrick Flannery says:

    Think I will eat some tacos in their honor.

    1. Maurizio says:

      Joseph Maturo for President. Watch how fast this country gets cleaned up. Will be just like the good old days (1950’s-1960’s-even 1970’s).

  5. the bandid says:

    they should be shot, not put in jail with all expenses paid by us tax payer, bullets are cheaper than correction officers

  6. E says:

    Is that Cablevision outside???

    Here just take my silverware!!!!

    DO SOME BACKGROUND CHECKS CABLEVISION!!!

    1. No more Political Correctness says:

      HAHA background checks you’re DREAMING

      WHO ELSE WILL WORK ON A PER JOB BASIS WITH NO HEALTH INSURANCE…….some weeks 10 hours some weeks 60 hours

      PAY PEOPLE CORRECTLY AND YOU GET HONEST WORKERS…..its that simple

  7. Losers get caught says:

    Cablevision hires anyone with no backround checks as you can see here .These idiots deserve to get the max because once they get out it is right back to the same thing because these idiots are to dumb to do anything else.We should chop their hands off for stealing like they do in other countries.In USA these crooks get too many rights.

    1. NY IS A CESSPOOL says:

      I AGREE ABOUT CUTTING OFF THEIR HANDS BUT OUR LIBERAL COUNTRY WILL GIVE THEM SSD AND MEDICAID FOR THE REST OF THEIR MISERABLE LIFE

    2. JOSH SUCKS says:

      Well, chopped hands is not going to happen. But it’s getting to the point that every homeowner will have to get a dog capable of attacking a burglar.

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