A Brooklyn man who police say burgled a Great Neck home more than a year ago, leaving with a man's Rolex, was caught Saturday after he was arrested in a separate crime: jumping a subway turnstile in Brooklyn.
Nassau police said Stanislav Brynskiy, 27, of 3153 Coney Island Ave., broke into a Welwyn Road apartment at 3 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2012, using a metal bar to pry open the door. Brynskiy left the apartment, police said, with the Rolex watch of the resident, a 53-year-old male.
Police said the victim and Brynskiy knew each other. The victim claimed to have been contacted by Brynskiy since the burglary, police said. The victim alerted authorities that he suspected Brynskiy of the crime, police said.
The victim was not home when the burglary occurred, police said, noting the porter who takes care of the building saw the door pried open and called the authorities.
Police said they arrested Brynskiy at 2:50 a.m. "While they were processing him, it came to their attention we were looking for him in connection to the burglary," a police spokeswoman said.
The Rolex was not recovered, police said.
Brynskiy was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, and possession of burglar tools. He faces arraignment Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.