A New York City police detective who lives on Long Island was arrested and charged with burglarizing a Lindenhurst home earlier this month, according to law enforcement officials, who said a task force trailed the officer and his accomplices and caught them red-handed.

Rafael Astacio, 39, an 18-year NYPD veteran and detective in the New York Police Department's Special Victims unit, has been suspended without pay, officials said. He was charged with third-degree burglary, a C felony, in the theft of goods from an Oxford Street home on the night of June 3.

"Defendant, acting in concert with others, entered the residence through a rear door and upon fleeing had in their possession property belonging to the victim," said the criminal complaint filed against Astacio in Suffolk County Court.

Astacio posted $2,500 bail when he was arraigned on June 4, but neither he nor his attorney William Eppig of West Islip could be reached for comment.

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Astacio is due back in court in August.

With Andrew Smith and Anthony Destefano