Barry Napolitano, 44, of 268 Laurel Road, will face arraignment Sept. 22 at First District Court in Hempstead on robbery, burglary and grand larceny charges.
Police said his wild spree – which lasted five days – began on Sept. 12 at Huntington Jeep on Route 25 in Commack. Napolitano, detectives said, stole a 2013 Jeep from a garage at the dealership early that morning.
Just four days later, he allegedly stole two more vehicles – first a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox from a home at 860 Fort Salonga Road in Northport around 7 p.m. and then a 2005 American IronHorse motorcycle from a home at 4 Seneca St. in East Northport. The Sept. 16 thefts occurred just five hours apart, cops said.
Investigators said Napolitano’s crime spree wasn’t limited to car thefts. He also faces charges for allegedly robbing two Suffolk County banks. Police have charged him in connection with a robbery at the Chase Bank in Port Jefferson on Sept. 12 and for a robbery of a Capital One Bank branch in Stony Brook on Sept. 17.
Napolitano was arrested Sept. 20 in Buffalo by members of the US Marshals New York-New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and New York State Police Violent Felony Warrant Squad. He was turned over to Suffolk County detectives at the State Police barracks in Newburgh and was transported back to Long Island to face the charges.
State records show he is actively on parole after being convicted of second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
For his latest scuff with the law, Napolitano has been charged with two counts of third-degree robbery, second-degree burglary, third-degree burglary and third-degree grand larceny.
He was being held Saturday evening at the Second Precinct in Huntington and awaiting arraignment. No attorney information was listed.