A Hicksville man has been charged with burglarizing six stores since early October, Nassau police said.
Scott D. Gilmor, 40, was arrested after officers noticed he had burglary tools in “plain view” in his Chevrolet sport utility vehicle during a traffic stop about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday on Beech Street in Wantagh, police said.
An investigation by burglary pattern detectives and officers from the asset forfeiture intelligence unit tied Gilmor to the break-in of the Kailish Convenience Store on Levittown Parkway in Hicksville earlier that night and five others in the span of five weeks, police said.
He would pry open doors during overnight hours and take money, lottery tickets, cigarettes and other items, police said.
Gimor, of Cortland Avenue, was arraigned Wednesday on six counts of third-degree burglary and held with bail set at $20,000 bond or $10,000 cash. He was represented by Legal Aid, which has a policy of not commenting at the arraignment stage.
He was accused of breaking into Pete’s Convenience Store on Carman Ave in Westbury on Nov. 12; Speedway Gas Station on Newbridge Road in Hicksville on Nov. 11; Panda Chinese Restaurant on Jericho Turnpike in Syosset on Nov. 6; Long Island Eats Deli on Wantagh Avenue in Wantagh on Oct. 30; and Asian Buffet Restaurant on West Old Country Road in Hicksville on Oct. 7.