East Islip, NY - August 24, 2015 - Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Detectives have arrested two men for a series of burglaries and larcenies which occurred in East Farmingdale, Lake Ronkonkoma, Brentwood, North Patchogue and East Islip.
Since March 2015, three food establishments and a bank were burglarized. Once inside, the suspect(s) damaged automated teller machines (ATM) in order to steal cash. On August 15, the exterior ATM at Chase Bank, located at 499-84 Sunrise Highway, North Patchogue, was cut open.
After a thorough investigation by Pattern Crime Unit Detectives, Salvatore Maiolo, 64, of Long Beach, was identified as one of the suspects responsible for the burglaries and surveillance was initiated.
This morning, Pattern Crime Unit Detectives observed Maiolo and an accomplice, Frank DeJohn, 44, of Yonkers, break into the Applebee’s located at 2550 East Sunrise Service Road, East Islip. The men attempted to break into the ATM located within the restaurant. Detectives arrested DeJohn and Maiolo at approximately 5:40 a.m. today.
Maiolo was charged with four counts of Burglary, one count of attempted Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, one count of Possession of Burglar’s Tools, one count of Unlawful Possession of Radio Devices and Resisting Arrest.
DeJohn was charged with one count of Burglary, one count of Possession of Burglar’s Tools, and one count of Unlawful Possession of Radio Devices.
The incidents occurred at the following locations:
- 3/10/15 - Citibank, 2261 Broadhollow Road, East Farmingdale
- 7/8/15 - McDonald’s, 174 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma
- 7/28/15 - Applebee’s, 300 Motor Parkway, Brentwood
- 8/15/15 - Chase Bank, 499-84 Sunrise Highway, North Patchogue
- 8/24/15 - Applebee’s, 2550 East Sunrise Service Road, East Islip
Both Maiolo and DeJohn will be held overnight at the Sixth Precinct and are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on August 25.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.
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