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Cops: Man arrested in Lake Ronkonkoma burglaries

Suffolk County police arrested a Ronkonkoma man Friday and charged him with as many as five burglaries they say occurred that morning in Lake Ronkonkoma.

Michael Rollero, 27, of Webster Avenue, was arrested at a gas station on Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma about 11 a.m., police said.

Police began investigating after receiving a report of a burglary on Clarendon Road in Lake Ronkonkoma about 9:30 a.m., officials said.

Police said they also linked Rollero to another burglary Friday on Clarendon Road, two others on Dorchester Road and one attempted burglary on Locust Street, they said.

Rollero was arraigned Saturday in First District Court in Central Islip on charges of second- and third-degree burglary, second-degree attempted burglary and fourth- and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, police said.

He was ordered held on $25,000 bond or $10,000 cash bail and is scheduled to return to court on Thursday, according to court records. 

Rollero's attorney, Natasja Bellinger, said in a text message Saturday night her client "maintains his innocence." 

With Antonio Planas

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