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Cops: Man Hit By Car On LI Was Robbery Suspect

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Generic Police File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

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RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — Long Island authorities say a man killed after getting hit by a car was a suspect in a robbery at a hotel.

Authorities said the man was walking on Veterans Memorial Highway in Ronkonkoma when he was hit by an eastbound car around 6 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said an investigation found that the man had robbed someone inside a Ronkonkoma hotel room at gunpoint about 15 minutes before he was hit by the car. Parts of a gun and money were found at the scene.

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