Suffolk County, NY - March 1st, 2015 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a man who stole pocketbooks from vehicles parked at horse farms in eastern Suffolk County.
A man targeted horse farms predominantly in Manorville and Southampton, and broke into vehicles to steal pocketbooks. The suspect would then use the credit cards that were in the pocketbooks to make purchases at various locations.
An investigation by detectives from the Seventh Squad and Southampton Town determined that Andre Berube, 37, of Blue Point was the man responsible for the thefts. He was arrested on February 27, at Sunrise Highway and Route 112 in East Patchogue.
7th Squad detectives charged Berube with six counts of Grand Larceny 4th Degree, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree. Berube will be charged with multiple counts of Grand Larceny 4th Degree by Southampton Town Police. The investigation is continuing.
Berube will be held at the 7th Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 1.