2 arrested in Mineola gas station robbery

2 arrested in Mineola gas station robbery
Critian Antonio, 22, and Felix Marine, 28, allegedly stole from a Mineola gas station Thursday afternoon. (Photos from Nassau County Police Department)

A Mineola man was among two people arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly robbing a gas station in the village, Nassau County police said.

Critian Antonio, 22, allegedly walked into the 76 Gas Station at 2 Jericho Turnpike and demanded money, pretending to have a gun under his shirt, police said.

Antonio allegedly tried to take cash from the register after the 33-year-old male clerk fled the store and called police, police said. He took a glass water pipe from the store and ran out after failing to get any cash, police said.

A second man, 28-year-old Felix Marine of Freeport, was in the gas station at the time and allegedly stole a miniature vaporizer before running out, police said.

Police later found Antonio in a parking lot at 54 E. Jericho Turnpike and arrested him without incident, police said.

Police found Marine near the gas station and arrested him after identifying him as the vaporizer thief, police said.

Both men are set to be arraigned Friday at 1st District Court in Hempstead. They are each charged with two counts of second-degree robbery and one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

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