Newburgh - (WALK) A Northport man is accused of exercising a remarkable, but criminal, work-ethic by stealing three vehicles and robbing two banks on Long Island during a five-day span.
Barry Napolitano, 44, of Laurel Road, was arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip, and charged with burglary, robbery and grand larceny for his alleged crime-spree between September 12 and Tuesday, September 17. Napolitano was arrested Friday in Buffalo and held by New York State Police in Newburgh before being transported home to Long Island, according to Suffolk police.
Napolitano jump-started his crime-spree by stealing a 2013 Jeep from a garage in Huntington Jeep on Route 25 in Commack early on September 12. Four days later he stole a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox from the garage of a home on Fort Salonga Road, Northport; five hours later he stole a 2005 IronHorse motorcycle from a home on Seneca Street, East Northport, according to police.
For a change Napolitano robbed a Chase Bank branch on Main Street in Port Jefferson on September 12, and robbed a Capital One Bank on Main Street in Stony Brook, on September 17, said police.
Napolitano then lammed to Buffalo, where he was tracked down and arrested by New York State police and U.S. Marshals Friday evening.