A Northport man allegedly stole three vehicles and robbed two banks in Suffolk County during a five-day crime spree that ended with his arrest Friday in western New York, authorities said.

Barry Napolitano, 44, was taken into custody in Buffalo with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service and New York State police. He was turned over to Suffolk County police detectives Friday night at a New York State police station in Newburgh, police said.

Authorities said the alleged one-man crime spree started September 12 in Commack when Napolitano allegedly stole a 2013 Jeep from a garage at a Huntington Jeep dealership on Route 25. Napolitano struck again four days later, police said, allegedly stealing a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox from a Northport home and then a motorcycle five hours later in East Northport.

During that time, Napolitano allegedly robbed a Port Jefferson Chase bank on September 12 and a Capital One bank in Stony Brook on September 17, police said.

He was charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of burglary and grand larceny.

The U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and New York State Police Violent Felony Warrant Squad assisted in the investigation.

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Napolitano will be held at the Second Precinct overnight before his arraignment Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.


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