(Copiague, NY)- Suffolk County police say they received multiple 911 calls Monday night about a man with a handgun in the Home Depot parking lot on Sunrise Highway in Copiague. Officials say when First Precinct officers arrived at the scene, they found 48-year-old Joseph Mancuso of Central Islip and placed him under arrest. Mancuso was allegedly in possession of an imitation pistol, a stolen credit card, and a stolen 2001 Toyota Camry. Officials say further investigation determined that Mancuso was also responsible for the armed robbery of 7-Eleven, located at 864 Long Island Ave, Deer Park, that occurred on January 24, 2021 at approximately 11:20 p.m.
Mancuso was charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree and Petit Larceny. Mancuso will be held overnight at the First Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 26. Police are asking anyone else who believes they may have been victimized by Mancuso to call the First Squad at 631-852-8152.