Nassau County Police are searching for a man who robbed a Baldwin gas station and a Freeport deli within an hour.
Cops said a man entered Village Express Deli on North Main Street in Freeport at 10:46 p.m. Sunday. While inside, he pulled out a black handgun and demanded cash from the register, cops said. A customer came into the store before any cash was handed over and the subject fled west on Dean Street.
At 11:07 p.m. the same night, the man is believed to have robbed Citgo Gas Station on Sunrise Highway in Baldwin using a gun. An employee placed cash in a black plastic bag along with two items the subject had picked up in the store. The man fled south on Milburn Avenue.
The subject is described as a white man, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, and thin build. He was wearing a black hooded jacket with gray stripes down the sleeves, black pants, and a mask at the time of the robberies.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incidents to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.