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Cops: Suspect arrested in attempted robbery in Island Park

Kyle P. Mclaughlin, 27, of Long Beach, was

Kyle P. Mclaughlin, 27, of Long Beach, was arrested Feb. 23, 2014, and charged with attempting to rob a gas station in Island Park, Nassau police said. Credit: NCPD

A Long Beach man is under arrest, charged with attempting to rob a gas station Sunday night in nearby Island Park, Nassau County police said.

Kyle P. Mclaughlin, 27, of 5 Curley St., was charged with third-degree attempted robbery, police said.

At his arraignment Monday in First District Court in Hempstead, Mclaughlin was ordered held on $10,000 bond or bail, according to online court records.

Police said Mclaughlin entered a Petro gas station on Austin Boulevard in "an intoxicated condition" Sunday evening, lifting his shirt "as if he had a weapon" -- and demanding beer and cash from the station attendant.

Police said the 33-year-old attendant reacted by pushing Mclaughlin to the ground.

Police said the would-be robber then fled the gas station.

Police arrested Mclaughlin minutes later, at 9:38 p.m., as he walked along Austin Boulevard.

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