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Jun 5, 2018 5:42 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Police Charge Coram Exterminator With Stealing Jewelry From East End Homes

Jun 6, 2018 10:31 AM

A Coram-based exterminator was arrested last week for stealing numerous pieces of jewelry from homes throughout Southampton Town and Suffolk County, police said.

Robert Wunderlich, 30, of Coram was picked up from the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Yaphank and arrested by Southampton Town Police at 1:57 a.m. last Thursday, May 31. He was charged with third- and fourth-degree grand larceny, both felonies, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

Town Police said Mr. Wunderlich stole jewelry from homes in Southampton Town: a 10-karat gold St. Agnes High School class ring, a 14-karat gold charm and a diamond bracelet from a home in Hampton Bays, and a 10-karat gold 1942 Cardinal Hayes High School Class Ring from a home in East Quogue.

Mr. Wunderlich also was accused of stealing three additional pieces of jewelry: a 14-karat gold initial ring, an 18-karat gold emerald and diamond ring, and a 14-karat gold bangle bracelet with diamonds—collectively valued at more than $3,000—from a home in Sagaponack.

Suffolk County Police said Mr. Wunderlich was already in custody for charges stemming from additional jewelry burglaries from homes between August 16 and September 18 in Holbrook, Mastic, Shirley and Miller Place. For those crimes, Mr. Wunderlich faces five counts of petit larceny, and single counts of possession of a hypodermic needle and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, all misdemeanors.

After Mr. Wunderlich was picked up from jail in Riverside, he was transported to Southampton Town Police headquarters in Hampton Bays where he was processed and held for arraignment.

Mr. Wunderlich’s bail was set at $1,250 cash, and his next court date is scheduled for August 8. As of Tuesday morning, Mr. Wunderlich was not listed as an inmate at Suffolk County Jail.

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