Two men were arrested after allegedly hitting Long Island convenience stores in a string of armed robberies over the span of about a month and a half, police said.
Marcus Brown and Jvon Creighton both faced multiple counts of first-degree robbery for the incidents that took place from Oct. 24 through Dec. 12, according to Suffolk County police. The first robbery took place a week before Halloween, at a 7-Eleven in East Patchogue just after midnight. The two suspects displayed a gun to an employee and demanded cash before taking off.
Seven similar incidents were reported across Suffolk County, with five other 7-Eleven stores getting robbed, police said. Most recently, a 7-Eleven in Islandia was robbed Sunday morning just after 3 a.m., according to Suffolk police. During that incident, Brown is accused of hitting a worker with what appeared to be a handgun.
Brown, a 33-year-old Coram resident, and Creighton, a 26-year-old who lives in Setauket, were arrested separately on Sunday and Monday, respectively. Brown faced arraignment on Monday, while Creighton faces arraignment on Tuesday.
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An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.