Suffolk County Police arrested two men Saturday night and charged them with robbing a restaurant employee at gunpoint in Huntington Station.
They gave this account: Two men entered Kennedy Fried Chicken at 182 Depot Road, Huntington Station at approximately 10:30 p.m. and approached an employee behind the counter. One man pulled a gun and demanded money while the other grabbed the victim and pushed him to the floor. The suspects removed an undetermined amount of cash from the victim and fled.
Officers Wayne Kelly and Matthew Angelo found the two suspectes a short time later in front of 45 Caldwell St. in Huntington Station. Police Officer John Mallia from the Canine Unit and his partner, Blue, searched the area and recovered the handgun used in the robbery.
After further investigation, Second Squad detectives charged Nick Marothiere, 22, of 55 10th Ave., Huntington Station, with first-degree robbery, first-degree criminal use of a Firearm, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. The other suspect, James Patron III, 21, of 91 Wyman Ave., Huntington Station was charged with first-degree robbery.
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Both men are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip Sunday.
The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.