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Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Chimney Caps in East Meadow

Robert Fornal Jr. was arrested for burglary after allegedly breaking into two Bethpage homes as well.

A Bethpage man was arrested for two burglaries in Bethpage and also for allegedly stealing two chimney caps off of homes in East Meadow.

According to police, on Feb. 3, Robert Fornal Jr., 41, entered a residence on 10th street in Bethpage by prying open the side door. He then allegedly stole jewelry and pawned it at NY Gold Buyers in Jamaica.

Police say Fornal Jr. struck in Bethpage again on Feb. 7, when he allegedly kicked a Meade Avenue home’s rear door in and removed jewelry from that residence as well.

Additionally, police said that Fornal Jr. was responsible for stealing two chimney caps off homes on Woods Avenue and Cypress Avenue in East Meadow on Jan. 28.

On Monday, Bureau of Special Operations Police Officers located Fornal Jr. and arrested him at the Great Neck railroad station. He is charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree petit larceny. His arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 21.

This is a breaking news story, and Patch will provide more information as it’s made available.

Bill Alderman February 21, 2012 at 03:19 PM
GREAT POLICE WORK! Glad he was caught for all his illegal CAP-ers!
Brent M. February 22, 2012 at 12:28 AM
IDK why he was stealing.. so I am just going to guess it has to do with drugs.. but yes Great Police Work.. this is another reason why the county should NOT close precincts!!!!
e February 22, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Maybe the thief wants to make it easier for Santa? No, they should not close any precincts or cut their jobs, even if they need to cut overtime pay.Why can't the public vote on the precinct issue, who pays these outrageous taxes?

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