Man Sought in a String of Armed Robberies at Long Island Gas Stations: Police

Source: NBC New York,

Community Safety Corner The Elmont Excelsior

Authorities believe a single man has robbed 14 different Long Island gas stations over the past month.

The Elmont Excelsior Community News Patch Long Island Armed Robbery Police Crime
Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-244-TIPS.

Nassau and Suffolk police are asking for the pubic’s help to track down the robber, who police say enters gas stations, produces a handgun, demands cash and then flees on foot. The latest robbery occurred in Lakeview on Tuesday night. No injuries have been reported in any of the robberies.
The robber is described as a black male in his 20s, about 5-foot-8, with a medium build, dark complexion and facial hair. He has been armed with a black semi-automatic handgun that he consistently covers with a T-shirt or a cloth during the robberies, police said. He has also worn a white camouflage hat.

Nassau and Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Nassau Crime Stoppers can be reached at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477). Suffolk Crime Stoppers can be reached at 1-800-220-TIPS.

The robberies have occurred at the following locations:

Aug 4.- 10:10 p.m., BP Gas, 771 Peninsula Boulevard, Hempstead
Aug. 11- 11:05 p.m., Mobil, 1214 Grand Boulevard, Baldwin
Aug. 11- 11:32 p.m., Star Gas, 740 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square
Aug. 12- 11:45 p.m., BP Gas, 385 W. Merrick Road, Valley Stream
Aug. 18- 11:20 p.m., Citgo Gas, 1338 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
Aug. 19- Mobil, 5991 Expressway Drive North, Holbrook
Aug. 19- Mobil, 2033 Middle Country Road, Centereach
Aug 19- Citgo, 1050 Osborne Avenue (corner of Route 58), Riverhead
Aug. 25- Advanced Gas Station, 687 Route 109, West Babylon
Aug. 29- 10:49 p.m., BP Gas, 3914 Sunrise Highway, Seaford
Aug. 30- Valero Gas Station, 490 Broadway, Amityville
Sept. 4- Mobil, 1194 Portion Road, Holtsville
Sept. 7- 8:45 p.m., 76 Gas, 237-12 Linden Boulevard, Elmont
Sept. 8- 9:35 p.m., BP Gas, 688 Woodfield Road, Lakeview

Source:, NBC New York

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