Suffolk Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a man who robbed a Deer Park business last month and then burglarized the business owner's home a week later.
Police said the owner of the business, which was not identified, was approached by two men who assaulted him and stole cash and his driver’s license on Dec. 12 around 8:30 p.m.
"The men threatened the owner by telling him they would come back to the business or his home," police said in a crime alert released Wednesday.
Nine days later, police say, one of the men forced their way into the North Bay Shore home of the business owner and demanded the occupants tell them the whereabouts of the business owner.
A briefcase containing cash and business records was stolen from the home, police said.
The composite sketch released is of the man who participated in both incidents.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Cops: Firemen's Park Shooting Appears to Be Non-Criminal
A shooting at Firemen's Park in Lindenhurst on Tuesday evening appears not to be the result of criminal activity, according to Suffolk Police officials on the scene.
Reports of gun shots in the area near the basketball courts of the park prompted Suffolk Police to summon several police cruisers and detectives along with the Crime Scene Unit to investigate and cordon off the parking lot adjacent to the courts.
However, while police officials wouldn't comment on the scene which involved a silver SUV, they did say the shooting didn't appear to be criminal.
No other information about the incident was available at presstime.
W. Babylon Man Arrested on Drugs, Weapons Possession
A West Babylon man is under arrested after Suffolk County police found large quantities of hallucinogenic drugs and an illegal firearm at his home early Friday morning.
First Precinct detectives at the Suffolk County Police Department say Michael David, 23, of 526 17th Street, was arrested at 12:30 a.m. on Friday morning after a search warrant was executed.
Detectives allegedly found a large quantity of hallucinogenic mushrooms, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia at the residence, along with a .38 caliber handgun.
Suffolk County cops also seized a printer and other items used to forge New York State drivers licenses, which were typically printed and sold to underage people.
David is charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fifth Degree and Criminal Possession of Forgery Devices.
David was held at the First Precinct and scheduled for arraignment at the First District Court in Central Islip on Friday afternoon.