Officers Derek Campbell and Laura Frisenda were patrolling at South Plank Road and Route 300 about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday near businesses that had been burglarized in the last few months. They spotted investment banker Edgar Repko Jr., 29, in dark clothing walking down South Plank Road. The officers lost sight of him, but began checking businesses in the area. That’s when they heard noises near the back of Signature Pharmacy at 181 South Plank Rd. Police said they found Repko wearing a rubber “Mr. T” mask and using a pry bar to get into the pharmacy. He ran toward Cinema 10, but was nabbed by Campbell and arrested. Repko is also charged with burglarizing the same pharmacy on July 5 at 3:30 a.m. In that case, police said they caught him on video wearing a Mike Tyson mask, which they found tossed in the bushes. Police said he stole drugs, including Xanax and hydrocodone, in that burglary.
Police are investigating to see if Repko is connected to a string of other burglaries in the last few months, including one at the Medical Arts Pharmacy on Route 32 by a man wearing Richard Nixon mask. The Signature pharmacy was burglarized in June as well. Town of Marlborough police also arrested Repko in connection to an attempted burglary of an apartment on June 11, his birthday.
Town of Newburgh cops catch investment banker with ‘Mr. T’ mask breaking into pharmacy [Record Online via BI]
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