A Bellmore man has been arrested for a burglary spree in which he broke into eight homes over a fix-week span, twice hitting two homes in one day, Nassau County police said.

Sergey Fattakhov was arrested Monday and charged with eight counts of burglary after witnesses told police they saw the 23-year-old suspect fleeing burglarized homes and investigators found some of the stolen items in his house, authorities said.

Seventh Squad detectives alleged he first unsuccessfully tried to break into a house and shed on Beech Street in Wantagh, but fled empty handed on June 26.

He broke into a house on Centre Avenue in Bellmore, where he stole an iPad, iPod, cash and sports memorabilia photos between June 30 and July 2, police said.

He fled another Wantagh burglary try July 8 after being confronted by the homeowner, police said.

On July 23, he again unsuccessfully tried to break into a house on South Hewlett Avenue in Merrick, but later the same day burglarized a home on Whaleneck Drive in Merrick, where he stole a gold necklace and diamond bracelet, police said.

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Then on July 25, he entered a home on Harvest Road in Wantagh through an unlocked door and stole assorted jewelry and a laptop before a second unsuccessful burglary try later the same day on Tally Lane in Wantagh, police said.

He was taken into custody after the most recent case Monday, when Fattakhov allegedly broke into a home on Eastern Avenue in Bellmore and stole a laptop, cash and jewelry.

Fattakhov will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.



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