35-year old Paul Tromblee of Manorville has been charged with eight counts of first-degree robbery.
He's accused of robbing gas stations in Calverton, Mastic, North Babylon, St. James, Dix Hills, and Bohemia as well as Jamba Juice in Stony Brook, Kissed by the Sun Tanning in Islip, and CVS Pharmacy in Lake Ronkonkoma over the past two weeks.
Police say they were robbed by an armed suspect who demanded cash after pretending to purchase merchandise.
Utilizing video surveillance as well as tips, including information received via Crime Stoppers, Pattern Crime Unit detectives identified the suspect as Tromblee.
He was tracked down by detectives on Saturday driving on Sunrise Highway in Brookhaven at 3:05 p.m.