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"Special Statement" ...Some icy spots possible early Monday morning... Temperatures will drop below freezing across portions of Suffolk County under clear skies this evening. Clouds will move in from the west by midnight and precipitation will overspread the area just before sunrise. The precipitation may start out as a mix of light rain and wet snow before changing to plain rain around 7 am. The colder locations...rural areas of central and eastern Suffolk (pine barrens) may see the precipitation freeze on untreated surfaces for a period before surface temperatures warm up. 241 PM EST sun Dec 4 2016 ...Some icy spots possible early Monday morning... Temperatures will drop below freezing across portions of Suffolk County under clear skies this evening. Clouds will move in from the west by midnight and precipitation will overspread the area just before sunrise. The precipitation may start out as a mix of light rain and wet snow before changing to plain rain around 7 am. The colder locations...rural areas of central and eastern Suffolk (pine barrens) may see the precipitation freeze on untreated surfaces for a period before surface temperatures warm up. 241 PM EST sun Dec 4 2016 ...Some icy spots possible early Monday morning... Temperatures will drop below freezing across portions of Suffolk County under clear skies this evening. Clouds will move in from the west by midnight and precipitation will overspread the area just before sunrise. The precipitation may start out as a mix of light rain and wet snow before changing to plain rain around 7 am. The colder locations...rural areas of central and eastern Suffolk (pine barrens) may see the precipitation freeze on untreated surfaces for a period before surface temperatures warm up. -- Sunday Dec.04 16,09:12 PM

Couple Arrested for Wantagh Gas Station Robbery

The robbery occurred on Friday night.

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Nassau County Police said that they have arrested a couple in connection with the robbery of a gas station in Wantagh. The robbery occurred at American Gas Station on Merrick Road around 8:40 p.m. on Friday, August 22. 
 
According to police, John P. Vitali, 20, and Rachel Recht, 19, entered the gas station on Friday night. Recht then left the gas station as Vitali approach the 34-year-old cashier with a hand in his pocket. He then demanded the cashier to give him money from the register.
 
The cashier backed away from the register as Vitali allegedly grabbed an undetermined amount of money. Both suspects then fled the scene on foot, heading north on Beach Drive.
 
Officials from the Seventh Precinct Police Officers, Nassau County Police Canine Unit, Nassau County Air Bureau, and Officers from the Nassau County Bureau of Special Operations Unit launched an investigation into the robbery. The two suspects were observed in the back of a taxi cab on Beach Street by officers from the Bureau of Special Operations.
 
The cab was stopped by police and Recht and Vitatli - both from Wantagh - were arrested without incident. The stolen money was recovered and no weapons were found on either suspect. Police did find 19 packs of brownish powder on Vitali. The packs were believed to be filled with heroin. Neither suspect nor any officer was injured during the arrest.
 
Vitali is facing charges of Robbery 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. Recht is being charged with Robbery 2nd Degree. Both suspects were scheduled for arraignment on Saturday at the First District Court in Hempstead.
 
[Source: Nassau County Police Department]