LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Police want to identify and find the unknown man that allegedly smashed the front door of BP gas station in Lake Ronkonkoma to steal hundreds of dollars’ worth of cigarettes.
The service station is located at 271 Portion Rd., at the intersection with Cleary Road and Foster Road, across the street from Giunta's Meat Farms and Checkers Drive-In.
In a Crime Stoppers Alert released Thursday, the Suffolk County Police Department said the break-in occurred Saturday, Jan. 23, at about 5:25 a.m. before the gas station opened for the day.
According to police, the man allegedly tossed a rock through the front glass door and entered the business. Once inside, he allegedly stole approximately $400 worth of cigarettes before fleeing on a bicycle, police said.
The man appeared to be wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, gray winter jacket, gray pants, black gloves, and sneakers, according to police based on the security camera images.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, utilizing a mobile app available for download through the App Store or Google Play by searching P3 Tips, or online at www.P3Tips.com. All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.