A bumbling Long Island robber brandishing a tree branch failed miserably at a stick-up of a convenience store, police said. Michael Zimmerman was busted Thursday night after going out on a limb in thinking the branch would persuade a clerk at a 7/11 in Central Islip to hand over cash, according to Suffolk County police. […]

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A 71-year-old great-grandmother thwarted a would-be robber at a Vermilion convenience store over the weekend. Sandy Frye has worked at the Marathon Quick Mart on Liberty Avenue store for 20 years and has earned the nickname Gramma Tyson because of her feisty attitude. “I was not scared. I wasn’t shaking,” said Frye of the would-be robbery attempt. […]