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Police: Patchogue Man Arrested for Grocery Store Burglary

Officer spots a ladder against a North Bellport grocery store, which leads to arrest of Javon Brown, police say.

A Patchogue man was arrested early Friday morning on charges of burglarizing a North Bellport grocery store, police said. 

Police say that Javon Brown, 21, was found after a chase from the Columbus Grocery store, located 1387 Montauk Highway, through to the area of Narrangansett Avenue and Atlantic Avenue.

The chase began when a man was discovered on the roof of the store after police officer William Boyd saw a ladder against its wall at 3 a.m. The man jumped off the roof and ran northbound through several residential yards. Canine section officer Ryan Neems and his canine, Bear, ultimately located Brown, police said. 

Brown has been charged with burglary in the third degree, and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip Friday. Police are still investigating the incident and believe at least one other person is responsible for the burglary.

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