Cops: Resident confronts burglar, who steals candy

A Riverhead man broke into a Mattituck home Friday night and stole a bag of Snickers after he was confronted by the homeowner, Southold police said.

Police said they found the suspect, Kenny Belcher, 46, and another man, Willie James Blackmon, 88, leaving the area. Police also found a loaded revolver in Blackmon's car, authorities said.

Southold police were called to the area of Pacific Street in Mattituck about 10 p.m. Friday after a woman said she observed Belcher peering into her neighbor's windows and trying to open a door. Belcher had knocked on the woman's door a few minutes earlier, police said.


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A police canvas of the homes on Pacific Street found that Belcher had gotten into one residence earlier in the evening but was confronted by the female homeowner, police said.

Belcher asked the woman for cash but when she refused, he swiped the bag of candy bars on the way out the door, police said.

Belcher faces charges of first-degree burglary, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of criminal possession of stolen property.

Blackmon is charged with one count of criminal possession of a weapon.

Both men are being held pending arraignment in Southold Town Justice Court.

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