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Masked Hamptons house burglar arrested, cops say

Victor Alamo, 20, of Hampton Bays, was arrested

Victor Alamo, 20, of Hampton Bays, was arrested by Southampton Town police on March 10, 2017, and charged with the burglary of a home on Ponquogue Avenue on Oct. 12, 2016. Photo Credit: Southampton Town Police

A Hampton Bays man has been arrested in an October burglary during which police said he wore a mask, ransacked a residence and stole a laptop computer, police said.

Southampton Town police said Tuesday that Victor Alamo, 20, was arrested on March 10 and arraigned after being charged with second-degree burglary. He was released on his own recognizance and faces trial at a later date.

Police said the burglary occurred at a residence on Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays at about 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 12. The victim had left the home for about two hours, police said, returning to find a masked man in the residence — a man police later identified as Alamo. Police said the victim asked Alamo what he was doing and he said he was looking for a neighbor whom he identified by name.

Alamo then fled, police said. But, police said, as he fled he removed the mask — an act seen by witnesses.

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