Suffolk County Police have arrested two Selden men in connection with multiple robberies that occurred earlier this week.
Following an investigation by Sixth Squad detectives, Frederick Staria III and Jason Kinlaw were arrested in connection with three robberies and an attempted robbery. Staria entered businesses, threatened the use of a weapon and demanded cash. He fled with an undisclosed amount of money. In one incident, the employee did not comply and Staria fled without proceeds. During two of the crimes, Kinlaw drove Staria to the locations.
The following businesses were robbed:
- Gorgeous Salon, located at 1232 Middle Country Road in Selden, Feb. 12
- QuickChek, located at 2686 Middle Country Road in Lake Grove, Feb. 13
- Pizza Hut, located at 534-1 William Floyd Parkway in Shirley, Feb. 13
The attempted robbery occurred at:
- Milk and Things, located at 815 Middle Country Road in Selden Feb. 13
Staria, 35, was charged with three counts of third-degree robbery, third-degree attempted robbery and four warrants. Kinlaw, 24, was charged with third-degree robbery and third-degree attempted robbery. They were held overnight at the Sixth Precinct for arraignment Feb. 14 at First District Court in Central Islip.