A Hempstead man broke into a Windsor Street home Friday night and robbed a 25-year-old resident of cash, electronics and the victim's sport utility vehicle -- but was apprehended after crashing the stolen vehicle into several parked cars, Nassau County police said.
Jarred Sowers, of Sycamore Avenue, is facing charges of robbery, burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, grand larceny, reckless driving, unlawful fleeing from police and a host of traffic violations.
Police said Sowers broke into the basement apartment shortly before 6 p.m., entering through a side window and confronting the sleeping victim.
Sowers displayed a black handgun and demanded cash, police said. The victim complied and turned over an undetermined amount of money.
Sowers then ordered the victim to load two televisions, Xbox games and a cellphone into his 1998 Ford Explorer, police said. Sowers then fled in the vehicle, police said, and the victim called police.
A short time later, a Hempstead Village police officer spotted the stolen SUV and attempted to pull over the vehicle. While fleeing, Sowers crashed into two parked cars on Linden Street, police said.
The suspect then exited the vehicle and fled on foot into a residential backyard. Nassau Police Department K-9 units and officers from the department's Bureau of Special Operations arrived on the scene and located Sowers at his Sycamore Street home, police said.
Sowers is scheduled to be arraigned Saturday in First District Court in Hempstead.