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West Hempstead 7-Eleven Robbed at Knifepoint for Second Time

The Hempstead Avenue location has been robbed at knifepoint twice in the last month.

Police are still searching for the suspect who robbed a clerk at knifepoint at the Hempstead Avenue 7-Eleven early Thursday morning.

According to Nassau County detectives, around 2 a.m., a 49-year-old female employee was working at the 7-Eleven store located at 310 Hempstead Ave. when a black male suspect entered into the store and demanded money. The suspect also displayed a large knife.

The victim gave the suspect an unknown amount of cash and he then fled north bound on Hempstead Avenue, police said.

The robbery marks the that the Hempstead Avenue location has been robbed by a knife-wielding suspect in the last month.

On Aug. 24, a suspect also made away with an undetermined amount of cash after threatening two employees with a knife.

The most recent suspect is described as being 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 tall and wearing black pants. He had a white T-shirt pulled up onto his face during the robbery, police said.

Detectives request that anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Local Resident September 14, 2012 at 12:59 AM
The response from the police was probably "they might have gotten away with the cash, but thank goodness they didn't get away with the donuts. We outsmarted them twice in a few weeks." Hmmmmm
Tara Conry (Editor) September 20, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Police arrest man they say is responsible for this robbery and others committed in Nassau County: http://patch.com/A-xVzw

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