First Precinct Officers responded to an alarm at Rite-Aid, located on Jerusalem Ave in North Bellmore. A male subject was observed fleeing the rear of the store by one of the responding officers. The rear door was pried open and a notification was broadcasted and a perimeter was established by officers. With the assistance of aviation and K-9 units, a search was conducted and the defendant was apprehended on Locust Ave behind a pile of firewood.
The defendant was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree.