East Hampton Police Seek Help Identifying Burglar

East Hampton Town police have released an image of a man they say burglarized two houses on Sammy’s Beach Road at the northeast tip of the Northwest Woods area around 5 PM, Thursday, January 30. They are asking for anyone who can help them identify the man, who is described as “black, in his 20s, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall to 6 feet, 2 inches tall. He was wearing a dark-colored face mask, a black hooded-jacket, and blue hooded-sweatshirt with a light blue logo on the left chest area” at the time of the burglaries, police said in a press release.

The image released by the police is of a fairly high resolution, apparently recorded by a surveillance camera in one of the burglarized homes.

In one of the two burglaries, the suspect pilfered a nickel-plated Remington pump-action shotgun and a large silver Bowie knife, the police said. Suffolk County police are involved in the search for the man, as well, with an award being offered by the county police’s Crime Stoppers program. Those rewards can go as high as $5000, depending upon the circumstances. Anyone with information can contact the East Hampton Town detective bureau at 631-537-7575. All calls will be kept confidential, police said.

The county police offer alternative methods for the public to share information on the suspect. In their press release, county police state: “Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, utilizing a mobile app which can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play by searching P3 Tips, or online at www.P3Tips.com. All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.”

Police sent out a similar release on Christmas Eve asking for the public’s help regarding a burglary of a business on Learned Hands Court on November 19, which was accompanied by a much grainier image of a somewhat similar-looking man.

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