Cops are investigating an attempted gunpoint robbery in Lakeview Sunday.
According to police, at 1:20 p.m., a 44-year-old male victim responded to a Craigslist ad for a Rolex watch. When the victim met at the agreed intersection of Robin Court and Park Avenue, the suspect reached into a blue backpack and pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun.
A struggle ensued, and the suspect was able to break free and flee via a waiting vehicle. The automobile traveled down Eagle Avenue before going westbound on the Southern State Parkway.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately six feet tall with a muscular build. The vehicle is described as a blue GMC or Chevy SUV. There were no proceeds taken or reported injuries, cops added.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
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