A foot pursuit led to the arrest of a 47-year-old Bridgehampton man after residents witnessed him attempting to steal from a car in the Peconic riverfront parking lot Thursday afternoon, Riverhead Town police said.
Witnesses saw a man searching through a vehicle about 2:30 p.m. and notified the car’s owner who was nearby, according to a report.
The owner headed back to the car and saw a man later identified as Brian Jenkins walking away, police said.
Police said the owner and a relative chased Mr. Jenkins on foot, catching him on Main Street, where they held him until a police unit arrived.
Mr. Jenkins was charged with attempted petit larceny, a misdemeanor, police said.