WYANDANCH, N.Y. — Police arrested three men after two gas station attendants were robbed on Long Island, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.
Police said in a release late Friday that the arrests occurred soon after the robberies on Christmas morning. The robberies occurred between 10:40 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at gas stations in North Babylon and North Lindenhurst.
Two men carried out the robberies while a third waited in a getaway car, according to police. Investigators said a knife was used to coerce attendants at both stations to turn over cash and cigarettes.
The trio was arrested around noon by a police unit on patrol in Wyandanch that stopped the men after noticing their red minivan matched the description related to the robberies, according to SCPD.