Police: $2,000 reward on tips that lead to arrest for Mattituck break-ins

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | A flyer posted on a door at 7-Eleven in Mattituck on Thursday offering a reward up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of a crime spree that took place on Dec. 17.

The Southold Town Police Department and Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest in connection with a crime spree that took place Dec. 17, when a dozen vehicles parked on Donna Drive and Woodcliff Drive in Mattituck were broken into.

Two pairs of binoculars, a laptop, a credit card, CDs, $20 in coins and a purse containing credit cards and $350 cash were reportedly taken from six separate vehicles on Woodcliff Drive, officials said.

A GPS, a pair of binoculars, an iPod and a credit card were reported stolen from three cars on Donna Drive.  Three other cars on the street were broken into but nothing was reported missing, police said.

A credit card stolen from one of those cars was reportedly used for $113 worth of charges before the owner noticed it was missing.

Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley said in an email that most of the cars broken into were unlocked.

“We did not have any suspects for these crimes and we are pleading with residents to not leave these type of valuables in their vehicles while unattended and to lock their doors,” he said.

Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to contact the Southold Town Police Department at (631) 765-2600 or to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (800) 220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.