A 22-year-old Riverhead man was arrested in connection with a robbery at a Shirley jewelry store Tuesday, according to Suffolk County police.
Police said Joshua Wilson entered a Kay Jewelers on Montauk Highway around 4:40 p.m. and unsuccessfully attempted to gain access to a display case by striking it with a concrete brick.
Mr. Wilson then demanded a key to the case from an employee, stole jewelry and then fled on foot, officials said.
He was located approximately a half mile away from the store by a Seventh Precinct officer and arrested for third-degree robbery and third-degree criminal mischief, according to police.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in First District Court in Central Islip.