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Long Island Man Charged In Connection With 2 Conn. Carjackings

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A 26-year-old Long Island man has been arrested in connection with two carjackings in Connecticut.

U.S. marshals arrested Hotson Neree, of Brentwood, on Wednesday in Port Jefferson after receiving a tip.

According to police,  Neree kidnapped a man at gunpoint at the Meriden Mall on June 9 and forced him to drive to New York. During a stop to get gas in Trumbull, police officers pulled the vehicle over for speeding.

Police said Neree fled on foot and then held a man at gunpoint on Elberta Avenue before stealing his SUV.

Neree led police on a chase before crashing the stolen vehicle near a wooded area and fleeing again, police said,

Neree has been charged with home invasion, robbery, kidnapping with a firearm and other crimes. He also faces two armed robbery charges on Long Island.

Neree is in custody in Suffolk County awaiting extradition to Connecticut.

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