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Syosset man broke into Northwell Health EMS center, cops say

Christopher Moffitt-Gabis, 25, of Syosset is accused of

Christopher Moffitt-Gabis, 25, of Syosset is accused of using a stolen employee badge to steal items from a Northwell Health facility in Syosset that he subsequently used to gain access to room from which he removed a laptop on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, Nassau County police said. Moffitt-Gabis is also accused of stealing items from vehicles parked elsewhere in Syosset in September and October, police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

A 25-year-old man was arrested Friday after breaking into a car and using a Northwell Health employee’s badge to access a building in Syosset and steal a laptop, Nassau County police said.

In the parking lot of Northwell Health at 15 Burke Lane, police said Christopher Moffitt-Gabis, of Humphrey Drive in Syosset, broke into the car of a man, 44, and stole his identification badge. Moffitt-Gabis then used the ID to enter the building, gain access to an unauthorized room and remove a laptop without the authority to do so, police said.

Heather Ball, a spokeswoman for Northwell Health, confirmed the theft, and said it was at the hospital’s EMS center, next to the hospital, where ambulances are kept for dispatching. No patients are in that building, she said.

“The laptop that was stolen does not contain any patient information,” Ball said, adding that the hospital is “cooperating fully” with police and its investigation.

Moffitt-Gabis was arrested at 6:10 p.m. in Syosset and charged with third-degree burglary, fourth degree grand larceny, and two counts of petit larceny.

After his arrest, further investigation revealed that Moffitt-Gabis was also responsible for two additional larcenies from two separate vehicles on Jericho Turnpike in Syosset on Sept. 28 and Oct. 7, police said.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Saturday in First District Court in Hempstead. Attorney information was not immediately available.


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