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Cops: Cutchogue woman arrested for gas station robbery

A Cutchogue woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with a robbery last month at the Valero gas station on Main Road in Cutchogue, according to Southold Town police.

Rebecca Abatelli, 27, was charged with one count of second-degree robbery, a felony, for allegedly displaying what appeared to be a handgun during the robbery in the early morning hours of April 22, police said. She allegedly stole about $650 during the robbery, police said.

Southold detectives arrested Ms. Abatelli Wednesday afternoon near her Main Road home. She was transported to police headquarters for processing and was arraigned Thursday morning before Justice Brian Hughes. She was held on $10,000 cash bail. She was represented by a Legal Aid attorney.

According a criminal complaint, Ms. Abatelli confessed to the robbery after police brought her in for questioning. She consented to a search at her home where police discovered evidence used in the robbery, according to the complaint.

Editor’s Note: This post was updated Thursday.