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3 men charged in Christmas robberies at Long Island gas stations

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Dec 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-26 12:36:16-05

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.