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Police: Rocky Point Man Arrested In Connection With 18 Suffolk County Burglaries

Richard Ambrose of Rocky Point, 41, and Travis James of Riverhead, 37, were each charged with multiple crimes, officials report.

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SCPD reports that Richard Ambrose of Rocky Point, 41, was arrested in connection with multiple burglaries.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Suffolk County, NY - Sept. 4, 2018 - Suffolk County Police on Monday, September 3 arrested two men for committing a series of burglaries to Suffolk County stores that occurred since August 8.
Richard Ambrose and Travis James were charged with Burglary 3rd Degree for the three burglaries that occurred early on the morning of September 3.
  • Speedway Gas Station located at 5087 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, at approximately 1:23 a.m.
  • Conoco Gas Station located at 626 Medford Ave., Patchogue, at approximately 2:30 a.m.
  • Speedway Gas Station located at 1445 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station, at approximately 3 a.m.
Ambrose was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree the following burglaries:
  • August 8, Tease Salon Off Broadway, located at 662 Route 25A, Rocky Point
  • August 10, Broadway Market, located at 643 Broadway, Rocky Point
  • August 15, The Wine Authority, located at 5507 Nesconset Hwy., Mount Sinai
  • August 17, Speedway Gas Station, located at 2825 Middle Country Rd., Lake Grove
  • August 19, Speedway Gas Station, located at 615 Nesconset Hwy., Smithtown
  • August 21, Moody Mart/ Mobil Gas Station, located at 819 West Jericho Turnpike Smithtown
  • August 26, Pit Stop Pantry, located at 223 Montauk Hwy., East Moriches
  • August 26, Speedway Gas Station, located at 640 Montauk Hwy., Bayport
  • August 27, Onsen Sushi, located at 597 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale
  • August 27, The Fortune Cookie Chinese Food Restaurant, located at 581 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale
  • August 31, BP Gas Station, located at 5912 Nesconset Hwy., Port Jefferson Station
Ambrose was also charged with Burglary 3rd Degree by the Riverhead, Quogue and Southold Police Departments for the following burglaries:
  • August 12, Valero Gas Station located at 5904 Rt. 25A, Wading River
  • August 12, Speedway Gas Station located at 38 Montauk Highway, Quogue
  • August 25, Speedway Gas Station located at 11100 Main Road, Mattituck
  • August 25, Empire Gas Station located at 7400 main Road, Laurel
Ambrose was charged with Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree for the following incident:
  • August 12, American Gas Station located at 1429 Main Rd., Jamesport
Ambrose 41, of Rocky Point and James, 37, of Riverhead will be held overnight at the 6th Precinct, and are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on September 4.
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