Shirley Man Charged in South Fork Burglaries

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Southampton Town Police on Thursday, January 19, announced the arrest of Richard Ambrose, 40, of Shirley in connection with several burglaries of businesses in in Noyac, Water Mill, and Southampton from March to May 2016.

Police said Mr. Ambrose targeted the Whalebone General Store, Southampton Masonry, a Shell gas station, Goldberg’s Bagels, the Princess Diner and the Blue Collar Bar. In most cases, police said, he took cash, but on at least one occasion he took cigarettes as well.

Detectives have been investigating leads in the case for months.

Mr. Ambrose, who was arrested on January 12, was charged with six counts of burglary in the third degree, a felony. He was arraigned in Southampton Town Justice Court and remanded to Suffolk County jail in Riverside to await his next court appearance.

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