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Wading River man arrested in Valero gas station robbery

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Almost two weeks after a gas station in Wading River was robbed at gunpoint during a blizzard, Riverhead police say they’ve caught their suspect.

Police identified 20-year-old Kevin Warner of Wading River as the man who robbed the Valero gas station on Route 25A on Jan. 23. According to police reports, an investigation found Mr. Warner was the culprit, allegedly pointing a handgun at an employee at the station and taking about $900 in cash.

Mr. Warner was already in custody at the Suffolk County jail when police finished their investigation. He was taken to Riverhead Town court and arraigned on a felony first-degree robbery charge.

According to a Suffolk County police log, Mr. Warner had previously been arrested in Shirley on Jan. 30 on a charge of third-degree burglary.