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Couple arrested in Lindenhurst Dunkin' Donuts holdup, Suffolk police say

Justin Defrancisco, 19, and Jaclyn Zublionis, 19, both

Justin Defrancisco, 19, and Jaclyn Zublionis, 19, both of Lindenhurst, were arrested on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, and charged with robbery in connection with a holdup at a Lindenhurst Dunkin' Donuts on Monday, police said. Photo Credit: SCPD

A man and a woman were arrested Tuesday night in connection with the robbery of a Lindenhurst Dunkin' Donuts store a day earlier after police spotted the getaway car in a parking lot at Tanner Park in Copiague, authorities said.

Suffolk County police said the driver, Jaclyn Zublionis, 19, of 204 S. Clinton Ave., Lindenhurst, was arrested at the park.

Her alleged accomplice, identified by police as Justin Defrancisco, 19, of 645 N. Erie Ave., Lindenhurst, was arrested a short time later. Both were charged with first-degree robbery.

Zublionis and Defrancisco walked into a Dunkin' Donuts on Sunrise Highway at about 6 p.m. Monday before Zublionis pointed a gun at an employee and demanded cash, police said. The employee complied and the pair fled in a black 2012 Mazda3, police said.

It was not clear how much cash was taken.

Police said that First Squad detectives located the car at Tanner Park at about 7:10 p.m. Tuesday and arrested Zublionis, then found and arrested Defrancisco.

Both were arraigned Wednesday; bail was set at $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond for Zublionis and at $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond for Defrancisco. Zublionis' attorney could not be reached, and Defrancisco was represented by Legal Aid, which does not comment on cases.

With Ellen Yan

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