Three men from Philadelphia were arrested for allegedly committing one of two armed home invasions on eastern Long Island last week, authorities said.
Suffolk County police said 27-year-old Luis Riveracolon, 31-year-old Jose Riveracolon and 37-year-old Rafaelito Rodriguez broke into a home on Grand Boulevard in Brentwood at 12:30 a.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14. They allegedly flashed a knife and gun before they stole money and jewelry but were arrested later the same day.
All three were charged with first-degree burglary and child endangerment. Rafaelito was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm. A judge order they be held without bail and they’re due back in court Thursday.
In a separate case, two men armed with guns entered a home on Brookville Avenue in Islip, struck a victim inside and stole a cell phone and keys before they fled the scene at 4 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, police said. There were neither any arrests nor description of the suspects in that case.
Detectives are continuing the investigations.