Two Huntington Station men were arrested Saturday night after Suffolk County police said they robbed a restaurant employee at gunpoint.
Nick Marothiere, 22, and James Patron III, 21, went to Kennedy Fried Chicken at 182 Depot Rd. in Huntington Station about 10:30 p.m., where one of them pulled out a gun and demanded money from an employee, while the other grabbed the victim and threw him to the floor, according to police.
They then took cash from the victim before running away, police said.
Police Officers Wayne Kelley and Matthew Angelo found Marothiere and Patron soon afterward in front of 45 Caldwell St. in Huntington Station. Officer John Mallia and his canine partner, Blue, found the gun used in the robbery after a search of the area, police said.
Marothiere was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree criminal use of a firearm and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Patron was charged with first-degree robbery.
At their arraignments on Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip, Marothiere was ordered held on $150,000 bond or $75,000 cash bail, and Patron was ordered held on $50,000 bond or $25,000 cash bail. They are due back in court on Friday.
Police ask anyone with any information about this case to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.