‘Career Criminal’ Arrested After 4-Week Crime Spree

Photo/SCPD Alan Lepre

Photo/SCPD
Alan Lepre

A “career criminal” formerly from East Northport was arrested Tuesday for multiple crimes he committed over a four-week period, Suffolk police said.

Alan Lepre, now homeless and a prior convict, was arrested in Bay Shore and charged with multiple counts of robbery, grand larceny and petit larceny, and for having heroin on him when he was arrested.

During a news conference Tuesday, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini called Lepre a “career criminal, who was released from jail just on June 8. Since June 8, he has committed over half a dozen crimes.”

Sini added that surveillance footage and still images depicting Lepre committing the crimes led police to “probable cause to arrest this suspect.”

Police said Lepre was charged with three counts of petit larceny for crimes he committed at Sheer Elegance on Larkfield Road in East Northport on June 12; Mavis Discount Tire on Larkfield Road in East Northport on June 20; and Broadway Grooming on Broadway in Greenlawn on June 27.

He was charged with two counts of third-degree robbery for crimes he committed at the TD Bank on Montauk Highway in West Islip on July 2; and Suffolk Federal Credit Union on Jericho Turnpike in Commack on July 5, according to police.

Police also charged him with third-degree grand larceny for allegedly stealing a car from the Northport train station on June 29; and two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny for crimes he committed at Larkfield Lanes in East Northport on June 20, and Curtains and Home on Veterans Highway in Commack on June 28.

Lepre was being held at the Second Precinct in Huntington, and arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip Wednesday morning.

He’s next scheduled to appear in court on Friday, according to court records.

-WROBLEWSKI