Updated: Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013, 6:03 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013, 4:47 PM EST
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Police made an arrest and are investigating a series of burglaries and at least one robbery where the suspect had a gun.
A mid-afternoon high speed car chase from Fairfield to Bridgeport ended with a chase on foot near Hancock Avenue in Bridgeport. Police caught and arrested 29-year-old Joshua Santiago Yard who they say had robbed a store in Southport just minutes earlier.
Police are relieved to have him in custody. They say he's behind 3 robberies in Fairfield in the past 48 hours.
"It's very good we had a dangerous individual running through the streets in Fairfield committing robberies and now he's in custody," said Sgt. Sue Lussier of the Fairfield Police Dept.
Yard robbed a store right before he was caught. The store owner showed News 8 how Yard threatened them with what they say appeared to be a gun.
"He left a note that said 'give me all the money or I'll kill you,'" said Carlos Galindo the owner of Southport News & Deli.
"Today's robbery was even more brazen. He threatened the use of a gun today," said Sgt. Lussier.
Fairfield police say Yard is also behind the robbery at a gas station and the attempted robbery at a diner, both of which took place early Monday morning. They say he made off with cash from a couple of the locations.
"He took about 700 bucks," said Galindo.
Yard allegedly stole a car in Bridgeport which he used in the robbery. The car's owner says he had left it on to warm up when it was stolen.
"Knowing that the guy took my car to try to rob a store makes a lot of sense now," said Myquan Dennis of Bridgeport.
Yard faces several charges including larceny, robbery, reckless endangerment and interfering with an officer. Police have yet to recover a gun.