Suspected Serial Armed Robber Orders Smoothie Before Holding Up a Long Island Jamba Juice
Suffolk County Police are seeking a man in connection with eight armed robberies across the county. No one has been harmed in the course of the hold-ups. It's also unclear how the man escapes after each one -- witnesses say he just strolls out. He tends to favor gas stations -- one each in Eastport, Calverton, Mastic, North Babylon, St. James, Dix Hills, and Bohemia -- but last night the suspect also held up a Jamba Juice in Stony Brook.
Between 5:30 and 6 p.m. on Monday, a man in a black hoodie walked into the Jamba Juice off the Nesconsett-Port Jefferson Highway as if he were a customer, says Scott Borland, owner of the store.
"He basically ordered a smoothie and then kind of scoped the place out. Then he says, 'Give me the cash'," explains Borland. "Our manager opened the register and gave him the cash, then [the suspect] just walked out."
Seton Hall Pirates Womens Basketball vs. Xavier Womens Basketball
TicketsFri., Jan. 27, 7:00pm
New York Knicks vs. Charlotte Hornets
TicketsFri., Jan. 27, 7:30pm
Big Ten Super Saturday College Basketball - Wisconsin V Rutgers
TicketsSat., Jan. 28, 12:00pm
Big Ten Super Saturday College Hockey - Wisconsin v Ohio State
TicketsSat., Jan. 28, 7:00pm
Police describe the man as between the ages of 25 and 35 and between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet 2 inches tall. Usually sporting a dark-colored or gray sweatshirt, the man is of thin to medium build.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
Send your story tips to the author, Raillan Brooks.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.