Police: K-9 helps catch Suffolk burglar

A police dog helped catch a Mastic Beach man who allegedly burglarized two businesses in the same morning. Officers were called to the American Car

Police say John Nuzzi, of Mastic Beach, burglarized two businesses in the same morning.

Police say John Nuzzi, of Mastic Beach, burglarized two businesses in the same morning. (5/16/16)

MASTIC BEACH - A police dog helped catch a Mastic Beach man who allegedly burglarized two businesses in the same morning.

Officers were called to the American Car Care Center on Commack Road in Mastic Beach around 4 a.m. Sunday when an alarm went off. Police found a broken window upon arrival.

A K-9 unit was able to pick up a trace that led them about 100 yards down Commack Road, to Ultimate Mower Repair & Tool. The dog was able to find bolt cutters and a bicycle believed to belong to suspect John Nuzzi.

Nuzzi, 26, is charged with two counts of burglary, in addition to a grand larceny charge stemming from a previous robbery attempt at Ultimate Mower back in April.

He pleaded not guilty at his arraigment Monday in Central Islip.

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