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Cops: North Sea Man Defrauded By 'Friend'

Also, a Bridgehampton property manager discovers break-in, copper piping stolen from appliance.

The following incidents were reported by the Town of Southampton Police Department for the week of Jan. 27.

North Sea

A North Sea man says someone he trusted to borrow his pickup truck back in December unlawfully withdrew more than $3,000 by using the debit card he had stored in the truck. According to police the 31-year-old victim called 911 on Jan. 22 after he discovered the unauthorized withdrawals. The victim said that between Dec. 16 and 24 he allowed someone known to him to borrow his 2003 Ford F250 while he was undergoing treatment at Southampton Hospital. During that time, the victim said the person got hold of his debit card from Suffolk County National Bank and used it to make debit purchases and cash withdrawals totaling $3,100. Police were provided with the name of the suspect and are investigating the incident.

Sagaponack

A caretaker for a home on Scotline Drive in Sagaponack reported a break-in that took place on Jan. 22. According to police the caretaker was asked to check on the house at the request of the homeowner, and when she arrived she discovered that the basement door had been forced open. Once inside, the caretaker said she noticed a table had been turned over and some items were laying on the carpet in the family room. At the initial walk-through it did not appear that anything was taken from the home. The homeowner will be returning from a trip and will inform police if they should discover anything missing. Meanwhile, a contractor was called in to fix the basement entrance. Police are still investigating the burglary.

Bridgehampton

Someone broke into a home on Mitchell’s Lane sometime between Jan. 7 and 14. According to police they received a 911 call on Jan. 21 from a property manager who stated that whoever broke into the house damaged and stole copper piping from a Lennox Condensing Unit, valued at around $3,000. Police have no suspects or leads at this time.


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