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Cops: Sayville man with shotgun robs drugstore

Brian Bernard, 52, of Sayville, is charged with

Brian Bernard, 52, of Sayville, is charged with robbery and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday, March 7, 2014, at First District Court in Central Islip. Police said that on Feb. 27, Bernard entered a Rite Aid in Sayville, armed with a shotgun, and demanded money from an employee. Credit: SCPD

A Sayville man rode his bicycle to a pharmacy a half-mile from his home and robbed it using a shotgun, Suffolk County police said Friday.

Brian Bernard, 52, of 6 Bohack Ct., is charged with first-degree robbery and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.

At about 9 p.m. on Feb. 27, Bernard entered the Rite Aid at 101 Main St. armed with a shotgun and demanded money from an employee.

The worker gave him an unspecified amount of cash, and Bernard fled the store on a bicycle.

Bernard was arrested Thursday after an investigation, police said.

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