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Facebook Tip Leads To Arrests In Burglary At Somers Pizzeria

State Police used an anonymous tip from Facebook to help identify suspects wanted in connection to a pizzeria burglary in August.
State Police used an anonymous tip from Facebook to help identify suspects wanted in connection to a pizzeria burglary in August. Photo Credit: New York State Police
A Facebook user was able to identify Blerim Behluli, 24, of the Bronx as one of the suspects.
A Facebook user was able to identify Blerim Behluli, 24, of the Bronx as one of the suspects. Photo Credit: New York State Police
Blerim Behluli, 24, of the Bronx.
Blerim Behluli, 24, of the Bronx. Photo Credit: New York State Police
Xhem Hoti, 25,  of Mahopac.
Xhem Hoti, 25, of Mahopac. Photo Credit: New York State Police

SOMERS, N.Y. -- An anonymous Facebook tipster helped State Police identify a suspect wanted in connection with a pizzeria burglary in Somers back in August, officials said.

The two suspects gained access to the Peppino's pizza shop on Route 6 on the border of Somers and Mahopac and allegedly stole cash and a debit card that was later used to make a purchase at the Westchester Mall in White Plains, officials said.

Authorities posted surveillance footage of the two suspects using the debit card onto Facebook and soon an anonymous follower identified one of the suspects as Blerim Behluli, 24, of the Bronx, police said.

Behluli was charged with fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property. His alleged accomplice, Xhem Hoti, 25, of Mahopac, was later identified and arraigned on the same charge, police said.

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