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Police: Patchogue Couple Steal and Pawn Jewelry

She allegedly stole jewelry that he would allegedly pawn, police said.

Mugshots of John King and Stephanie Maly. Photos courtesy of Suffolk County Police.
Mugshots of John King and Stephanie Maly. Photos courtesy of Suffolk County Police.

A boyfriend and girlfriend arrested Thursday allegedly teamed up in connection with several burglaries in Patchogue, East Patchogue, Medford and Bellport since July, Suffolk County Police said.

According to a police investigation, Stephanie Maly, 20 of Patchogue, would reportedly burglarize the homes by entering through unlocked windows and doors to steal jewelry and cash. John King, 25 also of Patchogue, would then pawn the items for cash, police said.

Police say Maly was arrested Thursday around 9 a.m. while attempting to escape through a side window of a home on Otis Road in East Patchogue by officers responding to a call of a burglary in progress. King was arrested later that day at the couple’s Rosalie Place home in Patchogue at 1:30 p.m., police said.

Maly has been charged with eight counts of burglary in the second degree, and King has been charged with four counts of criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, police said.

Jewelry from some of the burglaries is being identified by the Property Recovery Section of Suffolk County Police with assistance of Fifth Squad detectives. Both Maly and King are scheduled for arraignments Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.

This story was originally written and posted September 6, 2013 at 3:52 PM. It was updated Sept. 10 at 2:04 p.m. changing the word "steal" in the headline to "pawn" to specify.

Bob maly September 14, 2013 at 04:41 AM
Drugs !!! This is why young people steal and go through money like water.. The system only helps people who can shell out hundreds & hundreds of $ a week. It's a sad state of affairs. They are young and made stupid mistakes due to the grip of drugs that don't let go.. I worry for her safety..

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