ALERT CENTER: Freeport man arrested in connection to 3 separate robberies

According to detectives, Juan Hidalgo, 40, entered three locations, approached the employees and displayed a handgun.

News 12 Staff

Jun 8, 2022, 9:33 AM

Updated 677 days ago

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Police have arrested a Freeport man in connection with three separate robberies on June 7.  
According to detectives, Juan Hidalgo, 40, entered three locations, approached the employees and displayed a handgun.   
Those locations included Seasons Express Convenience in Cedarhurst, BP Gas Station in Lynbrook, and BP Gas Station in Oceanside.  
Police say Hidalgo demanded cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets. Each employee complied with the demands and police say Hidalgo fled the scene on foot with the proceeds. No injuries were reported.   
In conjunction with Lynbrook police, the investigation led to the arrest of Hidalgo at his residence.  He was taken into custody without incident. 
Hidalgo is charged with two counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery.  


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