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December 13, 2018

Machete-wielding man charged in robberies of LI gas stations, store

October 1, 2018
A stock image of a machete. (iStockphoto / Getty Images)

A masked, machete-wielding man was busted for stealing cash from several Long Island gas stations and a convenience store in a two-month crime spree, cops said.

Ronald Fuzia, 37, first struck a Valero gas station on Montauk Highway in Oakdale on July 31 around 2:15 a.m., and used a machete as he robbed a clerk, police said.




Fuzia then robbed a Shell gas station on Sunrise Service Rd. in Islip Terrace around 4:15 a.m. on Aug. 23, authorities said.

Around 2:50 a.m. Saturday, Fuzia tried to steal money from the same Valero gas station he robbed in July — but he left empty-handed when the clerk chased him off with a baseball bat, according to a News 12 Long Island report.

Ten minutes later, the man grabbed cash from a 7-Eleven clerk on Carlton Ave. in Islip Terrace, cops said.

Fuzia’s crime spree ended Saturday evening when detectives arrested him around 5:30 p.m. Police did not say how much money the serial robber allegedly stole.

Fuzia faces three counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery. A judge on Sunday ordered him held on $20,000 cash bail.




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