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Valley Stream man arrested in Hewlett for alleged robbery

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A Valley Stream man was arrested for allegedly attempting to rob the BP gas station at 1280 Peninsula Blvd. in Hewlett at 10:55 a.m on May 17.

Police said that Rodolfo Umana, 34, entered the gas station mini market and attempted to hide a beer bottle in his pocket.

When questioned by the cashier, he stated that he had a gun. Umana then left the store without paying for the beer. He entered a blue Chevrolet driven by another person and fled the scene. He was found a short time later on Forest Avenue in Woodmere and arrested. 

Umana is charged with robbery first-degree, meancing in the third degree and false personation. He was expected to be arraigned in Mineola on May 18.