Several People Arrested for Multiple Gas Station and Bank Robberies

DEER PARK – Long Island Avenue / Thursday, January 28, 2016 at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Suffolk County Police have arrested several people for multiple bank and gas station robberies that occurred in Suffolk County since last December.

A man entered the Shell gas station, located at 444 Commack Rd., Commack, on January 22, at approximately 7 p.m. After making a purchase, the man pointed towards his waistband indicating he had a weapon. He then made a verbal demand for cash. When the clerk failed to comply, the man fled without proceeds into a waiting vehicle.

A Good Samaritan followed the vehicle for a short distance and gave an accurate description to the police. Patrol officers saw a vehicle that matched the description and initiated a traffic stop. After an investigation, the officer arrested Shabril Maxwell, Stacey Beck and Douglas McKeefery. Maxwell had been a person of interest in several of the bank and gas station robberies.

Further investigation revealed Robert DiGrazia was also a person of interest. Police arrested DiGrazia today on Long Island Avenue in Deer Park, at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Following a thorough investigation between First Squad, Fourth Squad, and Special Investigation Section detectives it was determined the following gas stations and banks were robbed or attempted to be robbed by a combination of these suspects.

  1. DiGrazia was charged with Robbery 3rd Degree, for robbing the Roslyn Savings Bank, located at 363 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station, on December 29, 2015, at approximately 11:30 a.m.,

  2.  Maxwell and DiGrazia were charged with Robbery 3rd Degree, for robbing the TD Bank, located at 2178 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park, on January 11, 2016 at approximately 2:10 p.m.

  3. Maxwell and DiGrazia were charged with Robbery 3rd Degree, for robbing the Bethpage Federal Credit Union, located at Route 109 East Farmingdale, on January 12, 2016 at approximately 2:15 p.m.

  4. Maxwell was charged with Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, for robbing the Valero Gas Station, located at 355 Bay Shore Rd., Deer Park, on January 17, 2016 at approximately 7:15 p.m.

  5. Maxwell was charged with Robbery 1st Degree for robbing the Valero Gas Station, located at 490 Broadway, Amityville, on January 17, 2016 at approximately 7:45 p.m.

  6. Maxwell and DiGrazia were charged with Robbery 1st Degree, for robbing the Valero Gas Station, located at 1100 Sunrise Highway, North Amityville, January 18, 2016 at approximately 11 p.m.

  7. Maxwell and DiGrazia were charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, for robbing the Roslyn Savings Bank, located at 363 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station, on January 19, 2016 at approximately 1:40 p.m.

  8. Maxwell, Beck, and McKeefery, were charged with Attempted Robbery 3rd Degree, for attempting to rob the Shell Gas Station, located at 444 Commack Rd., Commack, on January 22, 2016 at approximately 7 p.m.

DiGrazia, 24, of Deer Park is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 29. Maxwell, 21, of Copiague, Beck, 32, of Bay Shore, and McKeefery, 30 of North Babylon, all were arraigned after their arrest.

The investigation is continuing. A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


Case Number: RG/2343



MAXWELL, Shabril  PIN-684885 CC# 16-044,773, Press Release CC# 15-751449
BECK, Stacey  PIN-582029 CC# 16-067,006 Press Release CC# 15-751449
DIGRAZIA, Robert  PIN-632055 CC# 16-044,773, Press Release CC# 15-751449
MCKEEFERY, Douglas  PIN-470039 CC# 16-067,006 Press Release CC# 15-751449

Suffolk County Police have arrested several people for multiple bank and gas station robberies that occurred in Suffolk County since December. Attached is a map of locations for the following robberies:

Bank Robberies

•            Roslyn Savings Bank, 693 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station on December 29

· TD Bank, located at 2178 Deer Park Ave. in Deer Park, on January 11

•             Bethpage Federal Credit Union, located at 1033 Fulton St. in Farmingdale, on January 12

•             Roslyn Savings Bank, located at 693 E. Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station, on January 19


Gas Station Robberies

•             Valero, located at 355 Bay Shore Road in Deer Park, on January 17

•             Valero, located at 490 Broadway in North Amityville, on January 17

•             Valero, located at 1100 Sunrise Highway in Amityville, on January 18


Attempted Robbery

· Shell Gas, located at 444 Commack Road in Commack on January 22

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