Anthony Myles allegedly burglarized a slew of Suffolk County restaurants. Myles was accused of stealing money, a cash register and a television. Newsday's Cecilia Dowd reports. Credit: Kendall Rodriguez

A Bay Shore man already accused of nine commercial burglaries since June faces charges connected to five restaurant break-ins last month and two others in 2020, police said.

Anthony Myles, 57, was taken into custody about 5:20 p.m. Monday on Carlough Road in Bohemia following an investigation, police said. He burglarized the seven restaurants between early September 2020 and late August, police said in a news release.

Myles was charged with seven counts of third-degree burglary, police said.

The restaurants burglarized included:

  • Sept. 5, 2020, Chung Hing Chinese Food, 385 Westbound Sunrise Service Rd, West Babylon
  • Dec. 1, 2020, China Wok, 508 West Montauk Hwy, Lindenhurst
  • Aug. 13, Paradise Caribbean Restaurant, 987 Straight Path, West Babylon
  • Aug. 23, Top China, 1350 Deer Park Ave., North Babylon and Rincon-Guanaco Restaurant, 471 Grand Blvd, Deer Park
  • Aug. 24, Golden Star Chinese Restaurant, 2146 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park
  • Aug. 25, Nazar Turkish Restaurant and Market, 1474 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park

At his arraignment Tuesday at First District Court in Central Islip, Myles pleaded not guilty and was given supervised release.

He allegedly admitted stealing money from one of the West Babylon restaurants, another in Lindenhurst, and taking a television from Golden Star Chinese Restaurant in Deer Park and selling it, according to court records.

An employee at Nazar Turkish Restaurant and Market said a small safe was stolen.

In August, Myles was arrested and charged in connection with the nine commercial burglaries that began June 3, Suffolk police said at the time.

His lawyer said Myles denies committing the burglaries.

"Mr. Myles pleaded not guilty …" said his defense attorney, Michael Elbert on Tuesday. "He came in and surrendered himself last week nonetheless to answer for the charges. These were just some additional charges that I guess the district attorney and the police weren’t ready with last week. So he cooperated, he came in and he answered these as well."

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