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Machete thugs’ reign of terror

A pair of machete-wielding men robbed and sliced a gas station attendant after they crashed a stolen car into his vehicle in Central Islip on Monday.

CENTRAL ISLIP – A pair of machete-wielding men robbed and sliced a gas station attendant after they crashed a stolen car into his vehicle in Central Islip on Monday.

“That level of unnecessary violence in broad daylight ... that’s not common,” said Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick of the Suffolk County police.

Fitzpatrick said the men, described as 18- to 20-year-old Hispanics, followed the victim, a man in his 40s, as he left the gas station with thousands of dollars.

At 2:50 p.m. on Express Drive South near Gloria Boulevard, the suspects crashed a stolen light-blue Honda into the victim’s vehicle.

The suspects sliced the victim several times in the arm before fleeing on foot.

 
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