Northern State crash
kills Lake Grove man
A Lake Grove man died in a single-car crash yesterday morning while driving on the Northern State Parkway in Nassau County, State Police said.
Glenn Sullivan, 50, was driving a silver Infiniti west near Round Swamp Road, Exit 39, at a "high rate of speed" when he lost control of his car, which overturned before striking a tree about 9:25 a.m., officers said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
State Police closed all westbound lanes of the parkway for about two hours as a result of the crash.
Drugstore worker forced
to open safe at gunpoint
A gunman forced a Walgreens employee to unlock a safe and demanded cash early yesterday in Westbury, Nassau County police said.
Officers responded to the drugstore, at 15 Old Country Rd., after the 6:45 a.m. robbery, which happened when a female employee arrived to open the store. The suspect approached the employee with a black handgun, ordering her to open the door and disable the alarm system, police said. Once inside, the gunman told her to open the safe. He fled with an unknown amount of money, authorities said. No injuries were reported.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.