Bethpage Man Faces Burglary Charges

Heroin-addicted man accused of two break-ins at nearby homes.

Nassau County Detectives have charged a heroin-addicted Bethpage man in connection with two Bethpage break-ins during February.

Following an investigation, detectives with the Eighth Squad hunted down Robert Fornal, Jr., 41, of 169 N. 2nd St., Bethpage, and arrested him Monday in Great Neck. The defendant was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted for heroin-related detox issues, police said.

Police charged Fornal with prying open a side door at a home on 10th Street in Bethpage on Feb. 3 and making off with assorted jewelry. The jewelry was pawned at NY Gold Buyers in Jamaica, Queens, police said. The jewelry was later recovered by police as part of the investigation.

Then, on Feb. 7, Fornal broke in to a Meade Avenue home by prying and kicking a rear door open, police said. Once inside, the defendant removed assorted jewelry and fled the scene, according to detectives.

Fornal is also accused of removing chimney caps from two homes in East Meadow on Jan. 28.

The Bureau of Special Operations located and arrested the defendant at the Great Neck Railroad Station on Monday. He is charged with two counts of Burglary and two counts of petit larceny.

He will be arraigned in his hospital bed on Wednesday, police said.


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