(FOX NEWS) - Two children were sexually assaulted during a New Jersey home invasion by a man who threatened them with a gun, state police said Sunday.
New Jersey State Police said Craig Lassiter, 33, of Middletown, New York, was captured on Long Island, N.Y. four days after the Sept. 18 attack.
Officials said they received a 911 call at about 2 a.m. from a Wantage, N.J. homeowner reporting a burglary in process. Troopers said they arrived and confronted Lassiter while he was in his vehicle, but he drove over a mailbox and got away.
The vehicle, which had been reported stolen in New York, was later found abandoned in a field.
When police were investigating the burglary, they determined Lassiter "threatened the victims with physical violence, told them he had a gun, and sexually assaulted them"