Two 26-year-old men have been arrested for allegedly robbing 11 stores and gas stations, some of them at gunpoint, in Hempstead over the past six months, Nassau County police said.

Gerard Brown of Roosevelt and Nicholas McNeil of Hempstead were each charged with multiple counts of robbery this week.

Police said the duo robbed the Sunoco Gas located on Peninsula Boulevard on Sept. 23, Dunkin Donuts on Peninsula Boulevard on Oct. 22, Village Express Deli on South Franklin Street on Oct. 24 and Mobil Gas Station on Peninsula Boulevard on Nov. 12.

They allegedly robbed the same Sunoco station again on Nov. 19, the same Dunkin Donuts a second time on Nov. 29 and then hit the donut shop a third time on Dec. 4, police said.

The suspects are also accused of robbing GameStop on Fulton Avenue on Dec. 2, Citgo Gas Station on Baldwin Road on Dec. 9 and then the Village Express Deli two more times on Jan. 23 and Feb. 3, police said.

No victims were injured in any of the cases, police said.

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Brown will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead. McNeil was ordered held without bail Wednesday and is due back in court Friday.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.