Two Blue Point men were arrested Thursday for a burglary in their hometown, and one of the men is accused of hitting four other homes in the area in the last week, Suffolk County police said.

The men, 33-year-old Edward Hines III and 40-year-old Christopher Breitkopf, who live at the same address, were nabbed less than two hours after police said they allegedly hit a home on Oakwood Drive.

A resident at the house called 911 at 2:10 p.m. after realizing the home had been burglarized, police said. Detectives, who were already patrolling the area due to a recent spate of break-ins, arrested the pair just before 4 p.m. after obtaining a description of the alleged suspects from a witness.

An investigation later revealed, police said, that Hines III was allegedly responsible for four additional burglaries and one attempted burglary between July 17 and July 24, all in Blue Point.

Hines III was charged with five counts of second-degree burglary and one count of second-degree attempted burglary. Breitkopf is facing one count of second-degree burglary.

They were both held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and were scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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