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Cops: Brooklyn man arrested in 2 LI armed robberies

The incidents occurred Jan. 3 in Elmont and Massapequa. Stephen Scott, 30, is expected to be arraigned Wednesday. 

Stephen Scott, of Brooklyn, was charged with first-degree

Stephen Scott, of Brooklyn, was charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree criminal use of a firearm, police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

A Brooklyn man was arrested Tuesday in connection with two Jan. 3 armed robberies in which the victims fought back, Nassau police said.

Stephen Scott, 30, of Thomas S. Boyland Street, is expected to be arraigned Wednesday on two counts of first-degree robbery and two of first-degree criminal use of a firearm.

He and an accomplice allegedly demanded money at Jada's Luxury Beauty Supply in Elmont just after 6:15 p.m. and repeatedly punched a woman, 32, when she did not comply, police said. They ran off with money, police said.

Then just after 9:20 p.m., the same two robbers demanded money and lotto tickets at the Modern Vape and Convenience Store in Massapequa, where a brief struggle ended with the suspects stealing money and scratch-off tickets, police said.

Police said Scott was the gunman in the robberies. His accomplice has not been arrested.

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