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Holbrook Man Arrested for Attempted Robbery in Islandia

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for attempting to rob a Subway restaurant in Islandia this evening.

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Islandia, NY - October 23rd, 2013 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for attempting to rob a Subway restaurant in Islandia this evening.

Patrick Piccola entered the Subway in the Islandia Shopping Center at approximately 6:35 p.m., approached a clerk and pointed what appeared to be a gun.  Piccola fled the store, located at 1750 Veterans Memorial Highway, without proceeds.

Fourth Precinct officers responded and established a perimeter inside the shopping center.  An employee at the 7-Eleven, located inside the shopping center at 1700 Veterans Memorial Highway, noticed a man acting suspicious and asked a customer to go outside and ask police if they were searching for someone.  The customer’s description of the suspicious man inside the 7-Eleven matched the description of the man that attempted to rob the Subway.  Fourth Precinct Officer David Ferrara entered the 7-Eleven and arrested Piccola at approximately 7 p.m.  

Piccola, 23, of 301 Muriel St., Holbrook, was charged with Attempted Robbery 1st Degree and Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument.  He will be held overnight and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on October 23.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Incident:         Man Arrested for Attempted Robbery
Location:        1700 Veterans Memorial Highway, Islandia
Date/Time:     Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at approximately 7 p.m.