A 52-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 years to life in state prison for burglarizing homes in and around Westchester counties, including Harrison, Irvington, Rye Brook, Tarrytown, Bedford, New Castle and Mamaroneck, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Thursday.
From June 19, 2014 until he was arrested by the Harrison Police Department on Oct, 21, 2014, Angelo Carzoglio of Manhattan relied on various tools and modern technology to commit the burglaries, including a Garmin Nuvi 65 GPS device which allowed him to easily navigate through unfamiliar suburban neighborhoods while assessing homes to burglarize, Scarpino said.
The device also helped him quickly flee the scene and get back onto the nearest highway after committing each burglary, added Scarpino.
While the GPS device was helping Carzoglio commit these crimes, it was also tracking and recording his movements leaving a trail of digital footprints behind, and proving he was at each of the burglaries committed in Westchester County.
According to the evidence presented at his trial, Carzoglio was part of a burglary ring responsible for 11 home burglaries in Westchester County:
- June 19, 2014 burglary in Tarrytown;
- June 24, 2014 burglary in New Castle;
- July 1, 2014 burglary in Bedford;
- July 21, 2014 burglary in Irvington;
- July 23, 2014 burglary again in Bedford;
- Aug. 7, 2014 burglary again in New Castle;
- Aug. 14, 2014 burglary in Rye Brook;
- Aug. 20, 2014 burglary in Harrison;
- A second Aug. 20, 2014 burglary in the Town of Mamaroneck;
- Sept. 22, 2014 burglary again in Harrison;
- Sept. 25, 2014 burglary again in Irvington.
Carzoglio was found guilty by County Court Judge Larry Schwartz on Nov, 13 following a month-long non-jury trial of: 11 counts of burglary in the second degree (a Class C felony), one count of criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree (a Class D felony), one count of conspiracy in the fourth degree (a Class E felony), one count of possession of burglar’s tools (a Class A misdemeanor), and one count of unlawful possession of radio devices (a Class B misdemeanor).
On Oct. 21, 2014, Carzoglio was arrested when he drove his Mercedes Benz into the Town of Harrison after committing another burglary in Fairfield, Conn.. Inside the trunk of his car, police discovered a safe and pillowcase containing jewelry worth thousands of dollars that he and one of his co-conspirators had stolen from the master bedroom of the Faifield County home. Also recovered were various tools, including a pry bar and bolt cutters, and Carzoglio’s handheld police radio scanners.
A later search of Carzoglio’s apartment in lower Manhattan turned up a gold cigarette lighter which was one of many items stolen in the Aug. 14, 2014 Rye Brook burglary. Although most of the other stolen property was never found, a small number of identified items were located and recovered from the New York City homes and offices of Carzoglio’s partners and co-conspirators, including the jeweler who bought and sold stolen jewelry out of an office in the “Diamond District” in mid-town Manhattan.
Scarpino acknowledged the police work demonstrated by the Harrison Police Department, the Bedford Police Department, the New Castle Police Department, the Irvington Police Department, the Tarrytown Police Department, the Rye Brook Police Department, and the Town of Mamaroneck Police Department, whose combined efforts working in cooperation with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office and the Westchester County Intelligence Center, resulted in bringing Carzoglio and his accomplices to justice.
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