Joseph Botti
Joseph Botti

A man has been arrested for allegedly robbing four businesses and burglarizing a house near his Nesconset home in a two-week span this month, Suffolk County police said.

Joseph Botti was charged Sunday with four counts of robbery and one count of burglary.

Fourth Squad detectives said the 27-year-old suspect robbed a Ralph’s Italian Ices in Nesconset on Dec. 9, a Citgo in Saint James on Dec. 14, a Party Hardy in Nesconset on Dec. 16 and Game Stop in Lake Grove on Dec. 19.

He also allegedly broke into a home on Truval Lane in Nesconset on Saturday.

Botti will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.


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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.