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Lindenhurst man charged in cellphone store robberies, cops say

A Lindenhurst man held up a cellphone company three times in September, Nassau police said Wednesday in announcing the arrest.

Ryan Farrish, 31, of 37th Street, was armed with a handgun when he demanded cash at the Metro PCS Wireless store at 652 Fulton Ave. in Hempstead on Sept. 22 and when he struck the same location on Sept. 30, police said. He also robbed the chain’s Valley Stream store on Sept. 30, police said.

He was arraigned Wednesday on three counts of first-degree robbery, three counts of third-degree robbery and three counts of petty larceny, authorities said.

He was remanded back into custody. His attorney could not be immediately reached Wednesday night.

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