A man carrying a safe out of a house in Port Jefferson was arrested after being stopped by neighbors, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.Frank Beinlich allegedly illegally entered the house located at 22 Gladysz Way on Sunday, June 30 at approximately 5:05 p.m., and stole the safe as well as jewelry, small electronic equipment, and clothing, said police.
No one was home at the time, according to police.
Beinlich reportedly placed several of the stolen items in a wooded area behind the house and called a taxi to pick him up, said police.
When the taxi arrived, neighbors saw Beinlich carrying the safe to the waiting taxi, according to police.
The neighbors called 911 and then detained Beinlich until Sixth Precinct officers arrived, police said.Sixth Squad detectives charged Beinlich, 33, who is homeless, with second-degree burglary and an outstanding parole warrant, according to police.
He was being held Sunday night at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Monday, July 1, police said..A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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