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GREENPORT/2 charged in hospital thefts

A delivery truck driver and his helper were arrested Wednesday, charged with stealing more than $5,000 worth of items from the loading dock area of a Greenport hospital, Southold Town police said.

Fabian D. Rojas, 42, of Hempstead, and Kevin N. Green, 31, of Jamaica, Queens, were charged with third-degree grand larceny, police said.

Both were scheduled for arraignment Wednesday in Southold Town Justice Court.

Police said the two men stole the items after making a delivery Tuesday to Eastern Long Island Hospital.

Among the items taken, police said, were: an exhaust fume hood, a stainless-steel sink and base, a steel fire door, two ping-pong tables, a computer printer, an electronic medical monitor and a steel filing cabinet. Police said they tracked down the men as they were making deliveries to other East End hospitals.

-- John Valenti

LAWRENCE/Photo of robbery suspect

Nassau County police Wednesday released photographs of a suspect in two bank robberies.

Police said Carl Petronio, 53, robbed the Bank of America at 400 Central Ave., in Lawrence, on Jan. 24 and the Citibank at 530 Central Ave., in Cedarhurst, on March 28.

In both robberies the suspect gave a note to the teller demanding cash, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers, 800-244-8477, or the Nassau County Robbery Squad at 516-573-8040. All calls will be kept confidential.

-- Gary Dymski

HOLBROOK/Arrest in armed robbery

An East Patchogue man has been arrested and charged with robbing a Holbrook Dunkin' Donuts last week at gunpoint, Suffolk County police said.

Ryan Trepiccione, 26, of LaBonne Vie Drive, was arrested at his apartment Tuesday evening and charged with first-degree robbery, police said. He was to be arraigned Wednesday in First District Court in Central Islip.

Police said Trepiccione walked into the Dunkin' Donuts on Furrows Road just after 5 p.m. on April 26, approached an employee, displayed a handgun -- and demanded cash. The employee handed over the money, police said, and Trepiccione ran away.

It was not clear how police identified Trepiccione as the suspect in the crime.

-- John Valenti


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