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.