Man arrested for stealing cooking oil from local Chick-fil-A

Suffolk County Police arrested Hector Castrol-Espinal, 23, for allegedly stealing cooking oil from Chick-fil-A in Huntington Station.

Suffolk County police arrested a man for stealing cooking oil from a Chick-fil-A on 200 Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station.

Hector Castrol-Espinal, 23, was charged with five counts of petty larceny and is scheduled to be arraigned in Central Islip later this month. 

Police said Castrol-Espinal stole oil from the restaurant and hauled it onto a rented truck and then resold the oil.

After a monthslong investigation officials say Castrol-Espinal siphoned oil on January 24, January 31, and February 10, February 18, and March 23 of this year.

Below are photos from surveillance cameras showing Castol-Espinal allegedly loading rental vehicles with oil.

January 24th, 2023  (Suffolk County Police)

February 10th, 2023 (Suffolk County Police )

 February 18th, 2023 (Suffolk County Police )

March 23rd, 2023  (Suffolk County Police )

Police believe more businesses have been targeted.

Suffolk County police urges anyone that thinks they might have been a victim of this crime, to file a police report, by calling 631-852-COPS.