- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors say a New York man who was nicknamed the “ninja burglar” has confessed to committing more than 100 burglaries on Staten Island in the last decade.

Robert Costanzo pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three counts of felony burglary. Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon says the statute of limitations expired on the other burglaries.

The DA said Wednesday the defendant is prepared to plead guilty on Thursday.

He says Costanzo is also accused of committing burglaries in upstate New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

McMahon says Costanzo mainly broke into occupied homes. He says Costanzo wore all black clothing, covered his face and often used a ladder to climb through a second-or-third floor window or terrace.

His attorney didn’t immediately respond to a comment request.


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