Keith T. McBride, 46, from Croton on Hudson, pled guilty on March 1 to three burglaries, including one in Rye and two in Mamaroneck Town committed in August and September of 2008.
He will be sentenced on May 11 and faces up to 15 years in state prison. From 1995 to 2004, he was incarcerated in New York on similar changes, including burglary and larceny.
According to Lt. Robert Koziak, spokesperson for the Mamaroneck Town police, detectives believe Mr. McBride was responsible for an additional 12 burglaries in Mamaroneck Town that began in May of 2008 and continued through September.
Larchmont Village police believe Mr. McBride was also involved in burglaries in their jurisdiction, including two on September 13, 2008 in the Pine Brook area.
Lt. Antonino Rigano, spokesperson for the Larchmont police, reported there was insufficient evidence to charge Mr. McBride with the Pine Brook burglaries. However, some of the property recovered after Mr. McBride’s arrest was identified as having been taken from another Larchmont home.
The three burglaries admitted to by Mr. McBride were part of a rash of crimes in Mamaroneck and neighboring communities in which homes were entered when the owners were away for the evening.
The Rye City burglary was on the evening of August 29, 2008, according to a release from the Westchester district attorney’s office. Mr. McBride gained entry to a home on Bradford Avenue by smashing a rock through the glass in a rear kitchen door. The house was ransacked, but the homeowners did not find any property to be missing.
Significantly, Mr. McBride’s DNA matched a sample taken from the rock used to break the kitchen door.
On the evening of September 15, 2008, Mr. McBride entered a Doris Road home in the Town of Mamaroneck through an unlocked rear door. Homeowners reported that jewelry and other personal items were missing.
A few nights later, on September 19, Mr. McBride again used a rock to gain entry to a home on Durham Road. This time, however, Mamaroneck Town police were surveilling the area.
On September 20, 2008, police followed Mr. McBride to a pawn shop in New York City, where they later recovered a number of items from the previous burglaries. Police found other stolen items in a storage unit rented by Mr. McBride, and in his car and home. There was jewelry, coins, a Blackberry, women’s accessories and designer handbags. (See: Arrest Made in Recent Burglaries.)
Mr. McBride has been incarcerated in the Westchester County jail since his arrest, so he is not a suspect in a series of burglaries that began in September of 2009. Several homes were entered, always when the occupants were away. In some cases there was a forced entry; in others the burglars entered through an unlocked door. (See: After Break-ins, Police Meet With Larchmont Garden Residents.)
A cluster of these burglaries occurred in homes near Weaver Street in the Town of Mamaroneck. Town police met with residents to discuss the incidents and offer crime prevention tips.
There was a similar incident on Hall Avenue in Larchmont Village in early November. (See: Two More Homes Burglarized.)