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North Shore robbery spree ended with foot chase, cops say

A Williston Park man pushed his luck a little too far when Nassau County police said his one-night burglary spree in Glen Head, Glenwood Landing and Roslyn Harbor ended with a foot chase by the cops — and his subsequent arrest.

Christopher Murther, 34, of Campbell Street, was arrested following a foot pursuit on Scudders Lane in Glen Head at about 8:40 p.m. Sunday, police said Tuesday in a news release.

He was charged with four counts of second-degree burglary, four counts of second-degree criminal trespass, second-degree attempted burglary, third-degree attempted criminal trespass and resisting arrest. Police said he was admitted to an area hospital for what was described as an unrelated illness — and said he will face arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead as soon as is practicable.

Police said officers were called to the scene after receiving “multiple” 911 calls reporting “a suspicious person” who had entered — and, attempted to enter — “numerous” homes in the area Sunday.

An investigation found Murther had entered or attempted to enter five homes along Cody Avenue in Roslyn Harbor and Glenwood Landing, as well as on Smith Street and Scudders Lane in Glen Head before being caught, police said.

In some of those instances, police said, Murther was confronted by homeowners — fleeing without any proceeds.

It was not clear how many of the break-ins resulted in proceeds and it also was not clear what was taken in those instances.

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