Man arrested for alleged string of robberies, including in Lynbrook


A Freeport man has been arrested in connection to three Nassau County robberies, including one that took place in Lynbrook.

According to the Nassau County Police Department, Juan Hidalgo, 40, entered each business, displayed a handgun and demanded cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets from employees.

No injuries were reported.

Police said the robberies took place:

—March 28 at Seasons Express in Cedarhurst

—April 10 at BP Gas Station in Lynbrook

—April 11 at BP Gas Station in Oceanside

After an effort between the NCPD and the Lynbrook Police Department, Hidalgo was arrested at his Freeport home without incident, police said.

Hidalgo is charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of first-degree attempted robbery..