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Police Seeking Suspect In Subway, Hess Robberies

Armed gunman has hit Nesconset Subway among other businesses since Dec. 9.

Suffolk County Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a suspect involved in 14 armed robberies, many of which hit Subway, Hess and 7-Eleven locations in Nesconset, Lake Ronkonkoma, Ronkonkoma, Medford, Patchogue and North Patchogue among others since Dec. 9.

Police say the suspect is armed with a handgun during the robberies. The suspect described as a male, possibly Hispanic, between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 10 inches in height, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored scarf and mask covering his face. The suspect steals cash from the businesses, and then flees the scene on foot, police said.

Police say the suspect is believed to have been responsible for the following robberies:

  • Subway at 600-7 Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma on Dec. 29 and Jan. 7.

  • Subway at 173 Smithtown Boulevard in Nesconset on Jan. 3.

  • 7-Eleven at 2810 Route 112 in Medford on Jan. 3.

  • Hess at 1801 North Ocean Ave. in Farmingville on Dec. 31.

  • Subway at 402 Route 112 in North Patchogue on Dec. 28.

  • Hess Express at 440 Portion Road in Ronkonkoma on Dec. 26.

  • Hess located at 3203 Route 112 in Medford on Dec. 15.

  • Subway at 2920 Route 112 in Medford on Dec. 9 and 11.

  • Mobil on the Run at 3239 Sunrise Highway in Islip Terrace on Jan. 7.

  • Royal Market at 451 Glen Drive in Shirley on Jan. 2.

  • Carvel at 536 Main St. in Center Moriches on Jan. 1.

  • Sunoco at 3423 Route 112 in Coram on Dec. 25.

Police are asking anyone with information on these incident to please anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

knee jerk January 08, 2014 at 07:48 AM
This guy appears to be hitting day laborer shapeup locations. With the cold snap he's probably out of work. I'd expect these robberies to subside somewhat with warmer weather.
localguy January 08, 2014 at 12:35 PM
Another one in Ronkonkoma last night. Ronkonkoma Ave and expressway dr south. It was a convienence store I heard. No one robs this many places because he needs a few bucks to eat. Warmer weather won't change anything, this guy has a drug problem. I hope he gets caught before he either kills someone or he walks in on someone who is prepared to protect his business.
knee jerk January 08, 2014 at 02:57 PM
Who said he needs a few bucks to eat? Do you think he's living in a cardboard box? How about clothing and shelter, perhaps he has dependents who can't get social services because of immigration issues. Maybe he has a car. Do you think he's walking to these varied locations? And then of course there is your catch all-drugs.
localguy January 08, 2014 at 03:47 PM
People with immigration issues can get more from social services than people who are legal and working part time. In the story above they sayhe left on foot but in many of the other robberies it was noted he fled in a small silver car, maybe his, maybe not. I only mention the drugs because more often the money stolen for food or other necessities lasts a little longer. He's hitting a place every way too often for it to be for basic needs....... but maybe not..... we will find out because he get caught soon.

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