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Police: 3 Men Rob Commack 7-Eleven

Suspects threatened employee with a handgun and stole cash, police said.

Three men robbed a Commack 7-Eleven late last week, marking the store's second robbery in the past month, police said.

According to Suffolk County police, the three suspects entered the 7-Eleven located at 6230 Jericho Turnpike at 5:31 a.m. on September 10. The men showed a handgun and demanded cash from an employee.

After the employee handed an unspecified amount of cash to the suspects, they fled on foot through the rear door of the store.

Police described the suspects as black males.

The incident marks the at this particular 7-Eleven, and the fourth robbery in Commack in the past month, following recent thefts at and .

Larry H. September 16, 2011 at 10:42 AM
When I first mved to Commack some 16 years ago it was because of the excellent schools, the abundance of fine retail outlets, and the noted safety of this community. Now it is quickly becoming no different than any other low income town I'm sorry to say. 4 armed robberies in 2 months... Many bank robberies have also happened as of late. I am beginning to no longer feel safe in my own town! We need more roving police patrols especially for these high profile areas that are targeted by these thugs!
Rich September 16, 2011 at 12:08 PM
The crime was always here. It's just the in the internet age, we are able to hear about these crimes. 16 years ago there was no Patch to tell you about crime in a hyper-local format.
Laurie S. September 16, 2011 at 01:19 PM
It's getting scary to live here! Times are so bad that more people feel the need to rob us? And they have GUNS! Every place of business should have cameras installed to help catch these gunman...is this becoming the wild west?
Frank Imburgio September 18, 2011 at 10:45 AM
Good News: http://patchogue.patch.com/articles/police-three-nabbed-on-robbery-charges-after-traffic-stop-in-sayville
Mitch Slotnick September 22, 2011 at 08:51 AM
If you want to protect your loved ones (home invasions are next, peeps), it's time to put aside your NY liberal anti-gun bias that has been drilled into your psyche since you were 8 and go get yourself a nice Winchester Defender, 12 ga shotgun. Trust me...once they hear you work the action to chamber a round, you'll be in control of the situation. You won't even have to shoot 'em. Unless of course, you "have" to shoot 'em! Now won't that feel better than playing the victim card as your family sees you as an impotent man, unable to protect them? Huh? Semper Fi (that should speak volumes to some of you, right there!)
Jim C October 04, 2011 at 05:08 PM
I'm with Mitch....the police are hardworking and good people...many of whom live in our Long Island communities..and..they themselves do not want their families or and loved ones to become victims of crimes...but...they can only do so much....it is up to every individual to protect themselves and their loved ones....especially the elderly who cannot defend themselves. I do not advocate violence...I enjoy peace, that is why I enjoy the tranquility of my spacious wooded yard but, I do not have my head buried in the sand either....

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