2 men break into Suffolk businesses, attacking cash machines: DA
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2 men break into Suffolk businesses, attacking cash machines: DA

SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y. — Two men have been charged in connection with a series of commercial burglaries, Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney announced Wednesday.

Jamie Volini, 46, of East Patchogue, and John Mahoney, 41, of Mastic, were stealing or trying to steal ATMs from the inside when they broke in, Tierney said. Both are charged with burglary, grand larceny and other related charges.

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“Two individuals have been arrested in connection with another string of commercial burglaries in Suffolk County,” Tierney said in a news release. “These arrests are the result of diligent investigative work by the Suffolk County Police Department, and I thank them for their work on this case. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to ensure that those who steal property are held accountable for their actions.”

In March, Volini and Mahoney broke into five retail businesses and attempted to break into one retail business in Islip and Brookhaven, prosecutors said. Once inside the businesses, Volini and Mahoney tried to break into or seize ATMs, officials said.

Investigators said two people managed to steal two ATMs belonging to two different companies and steal money from a third ATM located at a different location.

Volini and Mahoney were arrested on June 18, officials said.

Volini had more than an eighth of an ounce of cocaine on him at the time of his arrest, the district attorney said.

Volini and Mahoney were charged with the following charges:

  • Five counts of third-degree burglary
  • Three counts of third-degree theft
  • One count of attempted third-degree burglary

Volini was also charged with fourth-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Volini was arraigned on July 3. He was ordered held on $150,000 cash, $350,000 bail or $800,000 partially secured bail until his case is resolved.

Mahoney was arraigned Wednesday and was given a parole order with a GPS system.
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Volini is due back in court on Aug. 8 and will be represented by Christopher Ross. Mahoney is due back in court on July 16 and will be represented by William Griffin.

Neither Ross nor Griffin immediately responded to Patch’s request for comment.