Stolen Checks, Hard Drives

    Sag Harbor police made a trip to Queens on Friday to arrest an Ozone Park couple on felony charges of grand larceny.

    Surajdyal S. Sukraj, 40, and his wife, Nina H. Sukraj, 35, allegedly stole blank checks from the house of an unidentified Sag Harbor resident in April, then made them payable to cash. The pair eventually withdrew a total of $54,600 from the victim’s checking account. 

    The couple were brought to Sag Harbor, where they were arraigned in the village’s justice court by East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana. Bail was set at $7,500 for each, and was posted the next day.

    Also on Friday, East Hampton Town police charged Alexander M. Etter, 22, of Water Mill with felonious burglary and “computer trespassing,” involving an attempt to steal or hack into a computer with the intent to commit a felony.

    Police said a 53-year-old resident of Spruce Street in Springs called after discovering that two hard drives had been removed from a computer in her office. She said she suspected Mr. Etter, a former employee who had used that same computer, and told police the man was well trained in computer technology.

    Detectives noticed that the thief had specifically targeted the two used 80-gigabyte hard drives, leaving behind a brand-new one that was out in plain sight.

    Mr. Etter was read his Miranda rights, which the police say he waived. What he said next was redacted from the report, but he was placed under arrest after talking with detectives.

    Justice Rana set bail the next morning at $1,000, which Mr. Etter posted.