DEER PARK, N.Y. --
Police on Long Island have arrested a man in connection with a string of smash and grab burglaries at over a dozen electronics stores in Suffolk County. Police say 34-year-old Brett Duryea, of Deer Park, would smash into the stores, grab various items, including televisions and computers, and quickly flee in stolen vehicles. Targets included branches of P.C. Richard & Sons, Best Buy and Radio Shack.
After one of the burglaries, a P.C. Richard & Sons in Patchogue, police gave chase with speeds of over 100 miles-per-hour, but had to call it off due to safety concerns.
Police say Duryea was finally arrested Saturday with the help of forensic evidence.
Duryea is scheduled to be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.
Police did not know whether Duryea has a lawyer.
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