The owner of a Dunkin' Donuts near the Long Island Rail Road station in Ronkonkoma said authorities have asked for surveillance footage from the store to see if suspected Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad received money there to fund his plot, the owner told Newsday on Friday.

Uri Back, 48, of Roslyn Heights, said the surveillance system has 30 days worth of footage available, and his manager has been copying it onto DVDs for the authorities.

Shortly before the attempted May 1 car bombing in Times Square, Shahzad traveled to Ronkonkoma, where he received cash that he used to help carry out his plot, sources familiar with the investigation said Thursday. The sources did not identify the person who provided the cash to Shahzad or the amount.

Back laughed when he was asked if he was concerned federal officials might think he had any ties to Shahzad - or to the Pakistani Taliban, which is now reported to be a backer of the bombing attempt.

He is an Israeli immigrant.

"Me? As an Israeli?" he said. "Are you kidding me? No way!"

Back said his store at the Ronkonkoma train station has been closed for renovations since April 20, but it is scheduled to reopen next week.

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He said he has not talked to federal agents investigating the case and told Newsday: "I don't even know when the event even took place or what they are referring to."

In fact, when Back heard of a report that authorities suspected a deal between Shahzad, 30, a Pakistan-born U.S. citizen living in Bridgeport, Conn., and a Long Island money man might have taken place in his Dunkin' Donuts, he was surprised.

Sort of.

"The Ronkonkoma train station has a big, beautiful public bathroom," Back said. "Maybe they exchanged money there and maybe they just came in for a cup of coffee. After all, we do have good coffee."

Back said people can't be angry at them for "doing illegal activities in your store and not be angry at some drug dealer who tries to do a transaction in your store."

Waiting for a train at the station Friday, commuter John Smith said: "Funny they would pick this place. A lot of the train police come in here."

Amy Suter, 37, of Medford, who was headed into the city for the day with her family, said: "It's a little scary."

Back said he owns eight Dunkin' Donuts shops - seven on Long Island, one in Queens - and is married with three kids. He said he emigrated from Israel in 1982 after a stint in the Israeli army and has since become a U.S. citizen.

"Back in 1982, when I came here, someone from Israel, just to visit the United States, had to go to the American Embassy in Tel Aviv, bring all sorts of documents, your passport, bring paperwork showing what you would come back to - just to get a visa to come to the United States," he said.

"And a green card? That was a privilege. Coming here was a privilege. That's what it was."

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With Robert E. Kessler and Stacey Altherr