A Brooklyn man was arrested Tuesday and charged in connection with a string of home burglaries that occurred in Valley Stream and Elmont, Nassau County police said in a news release.
Tyrone McCalla, 26, is awaiting arraignment Dec. 11 at First District Court in Hempstead after being charged with three counts of second-degree burglary.
Police said he pried open a side door of a home on Roseland Road in Valley Stream last month and ransacked the house. When the homeowner interrupted the Nov. 12 burglary, McCalla fled the scene empty handed, police said.
He allegedly tried the stint again two days later, when he broke through a first floor window in the back of a house on Circle Drive North in Elmont, snatching an assortment of cash and jewelry, a news release said.
On Nov. 22, police said McCalla slipped through a basement window of a house on Heatherfield Lane in Valley Stream, but was confronted by the homeowner and ran off.
Investigators lifted fingerprints from the crime scenes and matched them to McCalla, whose prints were already on file with police.
Nassau cops busted him on Tuesday when he appeared at the Queens County Criminal Court for an unrelated case.