Cops: Suspect faked gun in Elmont robbery attempt

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Nassau County police are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred in Elmont on Friday night.

Detectives said a 45-year-old man was in the rear parking lot of 1389 Hempstead Tpke. when he was approached by another man pretending to have a gun in his pocket.

The address maps to a commercial building.

The subject demanded the victim's property but quickly fled empty-handed when the victim screamed for help, police said. No injuries were reported and no weapon was seen, police said.

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The described was described as being in his late 20s, about 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds.

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

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