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Police arrest suspect in 2010 burglaries

Peter K. Marchese of Hicksville has been charged

Peter K. Marchese of Hicksville has been charged in connection with three burglaries committed in September 2010, police said. (April 26, 2012) Photo Credit: NCPD

Blood evidence from the scene of three burglaries committed in September 2010 led to the arrest of a 20-year-old Hicksville man on Thursday, Nassau County police said.

Peter K. Marchese was charged with three counts of burglary after being arrested at his home at 178 Cottage Blvd. by detectives from the Asset Intel Task Force.

He is scheduled for arraignment Friday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said two other suspects are still being sought.

It was not immediately clear what DNA evidence surfaced to provide a comparison to the blood evidence police said was left at the scenes of the burglaries. A check of court records, however, show Marchese also was arrested in October 2010 for petty larceny. That case is pending in Nassau.

Police could not confirm Friday if a DNA sample was obtained from that arrest.

Police said the first of the burglaries covered in the arrest Thursday took place on Sept. 5, 2010, at about 12:30 a.m. at a Citgo gas station on Broadway in Hicksville. There, police said, Marchese and his two accomplices stole cigarettes and beer after breaking a glass door to gain entry to a store area.

About a half-hour later, police said, Marchese and the other two suspects broke into another Citgo, this time on Barter Lane in Hicksville, also breaking the front glass -- and stealing cigarettes and drinks. The third burglary, police said, occurred at 1:30 a.m. at the Johnny 5 Bar and Grill on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow. In that incident, cash and coins were stolen.

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