Fear not, Jamba Juice patrons of Long Island. Police have arrested the man suspected in last week’s Jamba Juice robbery as well as eight other robberies at gas stations and convenience stores across the island.
Paul Tromblee, 35, was identified as the suspect behind the nine robberies through cobbling together surveillance footage and tips submitted to a hotline, say Suffolk County Police. He was arraigned in Central Islip on Saturday.
The suspect’s calling card was to walk into each establishment and pretend to purchase something before sticking up the cashier. Allegedly, he would then leave the establishment on foot. Each time he used a dark-colored sweater to obscure his face from security cameras.
Suffolk County Police say they are investigating Tromblee for other robberies in the area. He is now also suspected of an armed robbery at a Mattituck Game Stop, according to Newsday.
By the time police named Tromblee as a suspect, the robberies had escalated to include a tanning salon in Islip. Kissed by the Sun, the salon in question, declined to comment on the robbery itself, but a representative did allege that the robber did not try to purchase anything before demanding money.
His bail is set at $1 million. If convicted, it’ll be a long while before Tromblee has another smoothie-tan-video-game day.
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