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From left: John King and Stephanie Maly

A boyfriend and girlfriend have been arrested for their roles in burglarizing eight homes over the past 10 weeks in their hometown of Patchogue and surrounding neighborhoods, Suffolk County police said.

Officers responding to a burglary in progress Thursday morning at an East Patchogue home on Otis Road found a Stephanie Maly trying to escape through a side window when they apprehended her, police said.

Fifth Squad detectives linked Maly to seven other residential break-ins since July in Bellport, Patchogue, East Patchogue and Medford.

The 20-year-old woman allegedly entered the homes through unlocked windows and doors, stole cash and jewelry, which her 25-year-old boyfriend, John King, pawned for cash, according to investigators.

King was apprehended at the couple’s Rosalie Place home later the same day.

Maly was charged with eight counts of burglary and King was charged with four counts of criminal possession of stolen property.

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They are scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Police are trying to identify jewelry recovered from some of the burglaries.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.