Cops probe Hempstead street robbery

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Police are searching for a masked man who robbed a woman on a street in Hempstead early Friday after displaying what the victim described as "an Uzi style" gun.

The robbery occurred on East Marshall Street at 12:10 a.m., Nassau County police said. The victim, identified only as a 41-year-old woman, was not injured, police said.

Police said the victim was on East Marshall when she was approached by the man who, wearing a ski mask, displayed the gun -- and demanded cash. The woman complied.

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The suspect then fled the scene in a black Nissan.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

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