A 78-year-old Huntington woman and her daughter resisted an armed robbery Tuesday in East Northport, police said, resulting in the arrest of a man for that and two other armed robberies.
Christopher Norowski, 20, of 45 Meridian Ave., Kings Park, was charged with first-degree robbery for three incidents; Tuesday's robbery at the Huntington Square Mall, on Jericho Turnpike near Larkfield Road, another one there on March 8, and a robbery at the Kings Park train station, also on March 8.
Elwood, said she was sitting in her car with her mother at the Huntington Square Mall when a man approached about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
"We were just talking for a minute, and all of a sudden someone opens my driver's door and this man looks in and says, 'Give me your money' and points a gun at me," said Jannace, a lawyer. "I grabbed the gun, trying to get it out of his hand."
The weapon was a pellet gun, said Suffolk Det. Sgt. Steven Bluethgen.
Jannace stopped fighting and gave him her purse containing her cell phone, credit cards, and cash.
He walked toward Jericho Turnpike, Jannace said. Jannace's mother, Doris Henion, followed the gunman on foot across Jericho Turnpike yelling to anyone in earshot, " 'He stole my purse! He stole my purse!' " Bluethgen said.
Norowski was arrested a short time later by Suffolk deputy sheriff John Hornick.
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Huntington Woman, 78, Foils Armed Robbery
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