An Amityville gas station was open for business early Tuesday morning, powered by a small generator, when it was robbed by three men, one armed with a shotgun, Suffolk police said.
Two North Amityville men were arrested in the robbery of the Mega Gas Station a short time later, police said, and a third man was still being sought.
Kurt Kronemberg, 22, of 6 St. Johns Place and Nicholas Norman, 22, of 71 Birch Rd., were both charged with first degree robbery and fifth degree criminal possession of marijuana.
Husamettin Ozbay,30, an attendant, was there to sell assorted items from the gas station building, police said, when, at 3:50 a.m., there was a knock at the door, and he unlocked it.
A man armed with a shotgun pushed his way in, and ordered Ozbay and another employee to the floor behind the register, police said, while the gunman and two others stole cash, cigars and assorted cigarettes.
Patrol Officers Brian Raleigh and John Angus saw a suspicious vehicle and two men who matched the description of the robbers shortly after the robbery was reported, police said, so stopped the vehicle and arrested the two men.
They were being held at the First Precinct for arraignment Tuesday in First District Court, Central Islip.
Detectives asked that anyone with information concerning the case contact the First Squad at 631-854-8152.