Town Security Guard Accused of Stealing Tools

A Town of Huntington security guard has been arraigned on charges of stealing tools from the town and selling them, District Attorney Ray Tierney announced Friday.

Robert Chura, 29, of Selden is charged with burglary in the third degree (D Felony); grand larceny in the third degree (D Felony) and official misconduct (A misdemeanor). His next court date is Jan. 26.

“Instead of safeguarding town property, Mr. Chura allegedly took advantage of his position to steal items from the town to financially benefit himself,” Tierney said. “Thanks to the work of the Suffolk County Police Department, this individual will now have to face the consequences of his actions.”

Chura allegedly broke into a tool room that he did not have access to, or permission to be in while he was on duty to steal three hedge trimmers, two chainsaws, and two leaf blowers worth $3,700 and sold them to Leonel Hernandez of Patchogue.

Hernandez, 34, is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 24 for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree (E Felony).

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