A Bellmore man was arrested Monday and charged with committing a month-long spree of home burglaries in Wantagh, Merrick and Bellmore, Nassau County police said Tuesday.
Sergey Fattakhov, 23, of 10 Public Highway, is awaiting arraignment July 30 at First District Court in Hempstead on eight counts of burglary after being arrested Monday at his home.
Police said his first attempt at a burglary in the alleged spree occurred on June 26 at a home on Beech Street in Wantagh. In that incident, they said he was unsuccessful in trying to break through the home’s back door. When he couldn’t get into the house, cops believe he tried to break into a shed through a window, but couldn’t. He eventually gave up and left, cops said.
He is accused of breaking into a home on Centre Avenue in Bellmore through a basement window and stealing an iPad, iPod, cash and sports memorabilia photos. That burglary occurred sometime between June 30 and July 2, said police.
On July 8, cops said he tried to break into a house on Bay view Avenue in Wantagh, but ran without grabbing anything when the homeowner confronted him.
That didn’t scare him off, cops said, and they believe he waited until July 23 to start burglarizing houses again. That day, he first tried to break into a house on South Hewlett Avenue in Merrick through a side window, but was unsuccessful and fled without any proceeds. Later in the day, he was able to enter a home on Whaleneck Drive in Merrick through a window. Cops said he stole a gold necklace and diamond bracelet from the home.
The alleged spree continued two days later at a home on Harvest Road in Wantagh, when cops said he entered the home through a kitchen window by cutting the screen and exited the residence through a door after stealing assorted jewelry and a laptop computer. The same day, he’s accused of trying to break through a window on Tally Lane in Wantagh, but was again unsuccessful in the venture, police said.
The latest incident occurred Monday morning, when according to police, Fattakhov successfully broke through a side window and stole a laptop computer, jewelry and cash from a home on Eastern Avenue in Bellmore.
He was arrested Monday afternoon at his Bellmore home, where police said they recovered some of the stolen items.
Detectives were led to Fattakhov after a witness saw him leaving the scene of some of the burglaries, police said.
Correction: During the burglary on Harvest Road, police say Fattakhov entered the home through a kitchen window by cutting the screen and exited the residence through a door. A previous version of this article noted that he entered through an unlocked front door, as police initially reported in a news release. We regret the error.