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Police: 7-Eleven, Dunkin’ Donuts robberies may be related

Suffolk County police at the scene of a

Suffolk County police at the scene of a robbery Friday, Aug.18, 2017, at a 7-Eleven store on Motor Parkway in Islandia. Photo Credit: Suffolk County police at the scene of a robbery Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at a 7-Eleven store on Motor Parkway in Islandia.

Police are trying to determine if two armed robberies — one Thursday afternoon at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Hauppauge, the second early Friday at a 7-Eleven in Islandia — are related.

Suffolk County police said Fourth Squad detectives are investigating the robberies, which occurred about 8 ½ hours apart.

The first robbery took place when police said a man entered a Dunkin’ Donuts store on Veterans Memorial Highway at about 4:15 p.m. Thursday, armed with a gun and demanding cash. Police did not say how much was taken, but said the suspect fled on foot. No one was injured.

The second robbery took place at about 12:55 a.m. Friday, when police said a man entered a 7-Eleven on Motor Parkway in Islandia and, armed with a handgun, demanded cash. Again, no one was injured. Police said the suspect fled on foot.

Police are asking anyone with information about the robberies to call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477.

All calls will remain confidential.

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