Two suspects were arrested less than two hours after a Blue Point burglary -- and one of the suspects now faces charges in a string of break-ins in that community, police said Friday.
A resident of Oakwood Drive in Blue Point called 911 at about 2:10 p.m. Thursday after discovering their home had been burglarized, Suffolk County police said.
Fifth Squad Special Operations Team detectives, already on patrol because of recent area burglaries, received a description of the suspects provided by witnesses, according to a police news release.
Police said the detectives then located the suspects at their Blue Point home, arresting them just before 4 p.m.
Edward Hines III, 33, and Christopher Breitkopf, 40, both of 165 Montauk Hwy., were arrested on second-degree burglary charges in the Oakwood Drive break-in. Detectives also charged Hines with four counts of second-degree burglary and one count of second-degree attempted burglary after linking him to other burglaries in Blue Point between July 17 and 24, police said.
Hines III and Breitkopf, held overnight at the Fifth Precinct, were scheduled for arraignment Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.