COPIAGUE - Police say three men have been arrested in connection with a string of holdups in Suffolk County.

Officials arrested the men following a crash on New Highway in Copiague Tuesday night.

The men are accused of a "pattern of crimes," including the holdups at two Bay Shore businesses spanning 15 minutes apart Tuesday night.

The suspects were identified as Mykel McLamb, of North Amityville; Jamel Gay, of Bay Shore; and Eric Willis, of East Massapequa.