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Woman robbed Ronkonkoma 7-Eleven at knifepoint, police say

A Ronkonkoma woman was charged with armed robbery Tuesday after Suffolk County police said she robbed at knifepoint a 7-Eleven less than 100 yards from the apartment complex where she lives.

Heather Lee, 29, was charged with first-degree robbery, a felony, after being tracked by a Canine Section officer to her apartment on Peconic Street, police said.

She was arraigned Tuesday in First District Court in Central Islip and held on bail of $40,000 bond or $40,000 cash, according to online court records. Her next court appearance is Friday. She is represented by Legal Aid of Suffolk County, court records show.

Police said that just after 1 a.m. Tuesday Lee entered the 7-Eleven, located at 450 Peconic St. She displayed a knife and demanded cash from the clerk, who complied with the demand.

Police did not say how much cash was taken.

Lee then took off on foot, police said, but was tracked by the police dog to her apartment, where she was arrested.

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