Three men were arrested early this morning in connection with the theft of credit cards from a parked car in Wading River, Riverhead Police said in a news release.
Police charged Keval Gray, 31, of Amityville, David Andre, 29, of Amityville and Carizma Brown, 31, of Central Islip were each charged with six counts of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, police said. All three were detained pending indictment.
At approximately 4:42 a.m. Friday, the Riverhead Police Department received a report from a property owner on Howard Street in Wading River of a suspicious male on his property.
The resident told the police that he had observed, via a surveillance system, a man in his vehicle. When the owner came out to confront the subject, the man had already left the premises, police said. The owner later discovered that the man had searched his wife’s wallet and removed all of her credit cards, police said.
The owner contacted police, then got into his vehicle and began checking the area, according to the news release. He saw a vehicle nearby that took off at high speed as the owner approached, police said. The owner followed the vehicle and reported its location to the police.
Police said several cars in the area were dispatched to the area and were able to locate the nearby vehicle on Gerald Street. While questioning the occupants of the vehicle, a uniformed officer was able to observe a number of credit cards scattered inside the vehicle, according to the report. The cards were identified as belonging to the owner of Howard Street, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Riverhead Police at 631-727-4500.
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is a charge. A person accused of a crime is presumed innocent unless proven guilty by a court.
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