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Riverhead Town Police are searching for a suspect who broke into an occupied home on Peconic Bay Boulevard in Aquebogue around 4 a.m. today and stole a woman’s pocketbook.

The female resident called police to report that someone was attempting to break into her house, police said in a press release this morning. Arriving officers found that someone did break in and removed her pocketbook but the person fled prior to police arrival, police said.

A State Police K9 unit responded and searched the area with no results, according to the report.

Riverhead Police detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to call the Riverhead Police Department at 631-727-4500. All calls will remain confidential, police said.

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