Suffolk County Police today arrested Derrick Clancy for the two residential burglaries during which elderly women were assaulted in Mastic Beach that occurred on October 10 and October 17.
Following an investigation by Seventh Squad detectives, Clancy, 42, undomiciled, was arrested on Carleton Avenue in Central Islip at 3:45 p.m. and charged with two counts of Burglary 1st Degree, a felony.
He is being held overnight for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Seventh detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who assaulted two elderly women during home burglaries this month.
An unknown man entered a Mastic Beach home on October 10 at approximately 4 a.m. and assaulted a 78-year-old woman. On October 17 at approximately 12:40 a.m., a man with a similar description entered a Mastic Beach home and assaulted a 75-year-old woman. Both women were alone at the time of the assaults.
The suspect was described as dark-skinned, approximately 30 years old, 5 feet 2 inches tall to 5 feet 6 inches tall, with an athletic build.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, utilizing a mobile app that can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play by searching P3 Tips, or online at www.P3Tips.com. All calls, text messages, and emails will be kept confidential.
A Fast Cash Reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest. The reward will be issued within seven days of an arrest.