Man accused of burglarizing 14 Suffolk businesses faces a judge

Robert Porter, 55, is accused of the break-ins at 11 different businesses.

News 12 Staff

Aug 10, 2022, 9:16 AM

Updated 676 days ago

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Police say they have arrested the man responsible for burglarizing 14 businesses in Suffolk County over the past few months.  
Robert Porter, 55, is accused of the break-ins at 11 different businesses. Police say it was part of a string of burglaries that started in May. 
One of the businesses was Bang Bang Burritos in West Islip. 
Surveillance video shows two people breaking into the restaurant. The two made off with around $400 in cash. 
D&B Beer and Smoke Shop in Bohem was burglarized twice. 
The suspect is seen in a surveillance video putting $1,500, cigarettes and other items into a garbage bag. 
The owner of the store says he also feels better thanks to the police. 
Police say the suspected thief was caught around 4 a.m. Tuesday when officers saw him with cocaine inside an abandoned car in Bay Shore. 
Porter is facing 14 counts of burglary.


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