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James Nicosia, 30, of St. James, was charged

James Nicosia, 30, of St. James, was charged with third-degree burglary, after he stole prescription drugs from a pharmacy, police said. (Dec. 28, 2009) Credit: SCPD

Peconic man, 45, on bicycle, hit and killed by cars

A 45-year-old man was hit by two cars and killed while riding his bicycle in Peconic, Southold Town police said.

The first driver, who was unlicensed, was arrested after the Sunday night accident, police said.

The victim, Thomas Sicajua-Uya of Peconic, was crossing Route 48 around 8:15 p.m. when he was hit by John Lukian, 67, of Shelter Island, who was driving westbound.

After Lukian hit him, Sicajua-Uya was hit by Jacob Antignano, 21, of Cutchogue, who also was driving west on Route 48, police said.

Sicajua-Uya was pronounced dead at the scene, police said, and Lukian was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and for having an expired registration.

Speonk pedestrian injured by car on Montauk Highway

Southampton Town police are investigating an accident in which an unidentified pedestrian was struck by a car on eastbound Montauk Highway in Speonk.

Wilson Hernandez, 24, of Westhampton, was driving a 2001 Suzuki sedan when the pedestrian crossed in front of him around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, police said.

The pedestrian, whose injuries did not appear life-threatening, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center, police said.

Witnesses or those with information can call Southampton Town Police, 631-702-2230.

St. James suspect caught leaving pharmacy after robbery

Prescription drugs were stolen from a Saint James pharmacy early Monday by a man who cut a hole in the store's roof. But he set off the burglar alarm and was arrested before he could get away, police said.

James Nicosia, 30, of 456 Moriches Rd., was charged with third-degree burglary, Suffolk police said.

Police said he used a knife and hammer to get through the tar-paper and plywood roof of Spages Pharmacy, 471 Lake Ave., at 4:50 a.m.

After taking bottles of prescription medication, he smashed through a front door to flee, police said, but Fourth Precinct police officer Frank Filiberto, responding to the alarm, was waiting for him.

Nicosia was to be arraigned Tuesday in First District Court, Central Islip.

Elmont deli robber gets no cash, but grabs lottery tickets

A knife-wielding robber fled an Elmont deli Monday with assorted scratch-off lottery tickets, police said, but was stopped from getting away with any cash.

The store clerk at the Belmont Deli, 450 Hempstead Tpke., was punched in the face but defended himself with a chair after the robber jumped over the counter, grabbed the tickets and demanded cash.

When the clerk continued to resist, the robber ran away, police said, and was last seen riding a bicycle north on Plainfield Avenue about 8:55 a.m.

Nassau detectives asked that anyone with information call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.

Plainview TD Bank branch robbed on Old Country Road

A man entered the TD Bank branch at 500 Old Country Rd. at 11:50 a.m. Sunday and passed a demand note to a teller, police said.

The teller handed over an undetermined amount of money and the suspect fled, heading north on South Oyster Bay Road, police said.

The suspect was described as 30 to 40 years old, thin and 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10. He wore a tan hooded sweatshirt.

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