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Queens man charged in 3 LI robberies

He robbed a Dunkin' Donuts in Elmont at gunpoint in November, then walked next door and robbed a Nathan's, Nassau County police said. Two weeks later, police said, he came back and robbed the doughnut store again -- again, at gunpoint.

Gregory Kennedy, 31, of 130-11 226th St. in Laurelton, Queens, is under arrest, charged with three counts of first-degree robbery, police said. Kennedy, who had been in the custody of the NYPD, was arrested Wednesday after being transferred to the Nassau County jail in East Meadow, police said. It was not immediately clear why the NYPD had arrested Kennedy or if that arrest was related to the robberies.

Police said Kennedy entered the Dunkin' Donuts on Linden Boulevard in Elmont at about 6:15 p.m. Nov. 23, 2011, and, armed with a handgun, robbed the store of cash. Police said he then went next door to the Nathan's, flashed the gun and robbed that eatery, as well.

Police said that just before 4 p.m. Dec. 6, Kennedy returned to the Dunkin' Donuts, which he robbed again at gunpoint. He got more cash and fed, police said.

Police did not say how Kennedy was linked to the robberies.

He is scheduled for arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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