Selden, NY - March 6, 2017 - Suffolk County Police arrested a man for burglarizing a Selden pharmacy early this morning.
Sixth Precinct Police Officers Jennifer Mackey and Christopher Weiner responded to Rite Aid, located at 229 Independence Plaza, at approximately 5:05 a.m. after an employee called 911 to report someone attempting to break into the store, which was closed at the time.
When officers arrived, they apprehended Christopher Martinelli who was standing outside the store. Martinelli had broken a window with a baseball bat and reached inside the store and removed cigarettes and electronic cigarettes.
Martinelli, 43, of Selden, was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree and was scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.
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