Man Accused of 9 Commercial Burglaries

Suffolk Police arrested a man Friday in Dix Hills and charged him with committing nine commercial burglaries.

Robert Blackmore, 54, a Ronkonkoma resident, was arrested after he was stopped by police, after an investigation,on the westbound Long Island Expressway, at Commack Road in Dix Hills, at 10:12 p.m.

Police said he threw  a rock at the glass to gain entry into several businesses to steal cash several times since January.

Detectives from the Major Case Unit, the Fourth Squad and Fifth Squad charged Blackmore with nine counts of Burglary 3rd Degree for burglarizing the following businesses:

  • IHOP, located at 339 Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma on January 25.
  • Stacey’s Bagels, located at 416 Hawkins Ave. in Lake Ronkonkoma on January 26.
  • Starbucks, located at 3701 Express Drive North in Islandia on July 19.
  • Bagel Express, located at 264 West Main St. in Smithtown on July 19.
  • Duck Donuts, located at 586 Veterans Memorial Highway in Hauppauge on July 20.
  • Princess Deli Bagels, located at 1151 Jericho Turnpike in Commack on July 20.
  • Dunkin’, located at 305 Waverly Ave. in Patchogue on July 22.
  • Dunkin’, located at 1573 Lakeland Ave. in Bohemia on July 22.
  • Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, located at 4180 Veterans Memorial Highway in Bohemia on July 22.

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