An Ohio man looted a Thomaston home on New Year's Day, damaging the house on the way in, then fleeing with cash, perfume, clothing, video games, compact discs and a sport utility vehicle, Nassau County police said.
The burglary started when Mars, 21, broke a window to get into the home, on East Shore Road, at about 6:30 a.m. police said. He then fled east in the stolen vehicle.
When Mars was finally spotted by the authorities, he was driving in Suffolk County, on Whiskey Road in Ridge. Suffolk County police had stopped the vehicle because Nassau cops put out an alert on the SUV, a Nassau spokeswoman said.
A police officer said Mars was brought to court Saturday morning. No one answered the phone at the arraignment-information line Saturday night.