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Police Follow Footprints In Snow To Catch Alleged Long Island Dunkin’ Donuts Robber

Victor Fabian

Victor Fabian is charged with the robbery of a Dunkin’ Donuts on Long Island. (Credit: Nassau County Police)

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MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A man was arraigned Friday in the robbery of a Dunkin’ Donuts in Massapequa, and police said they followed a trail of footprints in the snow to find him.

Around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, a 25-year-old woman was working at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 1000 Carmans Rd. in Massapequa when a man walked in and asked for a doughnut, Nassau County police said.

The man tried to pay for the doughnut with a debit or credit card, which was declined, police said. At that point, the man pulled out a handgun and demanded money, police said.

The woman handed over money, and the man fled the scene toward Carmans Road, police said.

After receiving a description of the suspect, police noticed a single set of fresh footprints in the snow, which was falling violently at the time as the Thursday nor’easter pounded the area. The trail ended at a home on Park Lane, where Victor Fabian, 21, was arrested.

Police found the debit or credit card Fabian allegedly tried to use to buy the doughnut, along with a glass pipe with what appeared to be marijuana, and a pill that was believed to be oxycodone.

Fabian was charged with robbery, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal use of a firearm.

He was arraigned Friday in Nassau County First District Court in Hempstead.