Cops: Man who broke into Mattituck home arrested

02/14/2013 1:19 PM |

A 27-year-old Centereach man was arrested in connection with a Mattituck burglary Jan. 29 and may face additional charges from other incidents throughout Suffolk County, Southold Town police said.

Anthony Corria was charged with second-degree burglary after a woman chased him from her Cox Neck Road home two weeks ago, police said. The woman said she heard someone upstairs when she entered the home around 2 p.m. The man fled on foot in the direction of Westphalia Road.

The woman noticed a suspicious vehicle and police were able to confirm that Mr. Corria had use of the car in question, said Southold Detective Ned Grathwohl.

Police said money for drugs was the motive behind the burglary.