A 40-year-old man with no known address stole a Chevy Suburban Friday afternoon from the parking lot of a Brookville horse stable, Nassau police said.
John Shute took the sport utility vehicle from Brookville Farms on Cedar Swamp Road at 3:45 p.m. and fled in an unknown direction, police said.
Old Brookville police officers found the car heading south on Route 107 and arrested Shute without incident.
He was found in possession of a black wallet containing credit cards and personal papers that had been reported stolen earlier in the day from a woman's car in Roslyn, police said. Authorities said Shute used the credit card to purchase items at an area gas station.
Shute is charged with forgery, two counts of grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal mischief, identity theft and aggravated unlicensed.
He will be arraigned Saturday in First District Court in Hempstead.