Cops: Workers escape, foil would-be robber

An attempted armed robbery of a Dunkin' Donuts in Elmont was thwarted Monday night when two females employees fled to the store basement and the robber fled empty-handed, Nassau County police said.

One of the two women suffered a knee injury when she fell while fleeing, police said. She was transported to a hospital for treatment.

Police said the attempted robbery occurred at the store on Linden Boulevard at about 10:20 p.m.

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Police said the suspected robber, described as being about 5-foot-10 with a medium build and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, green sweatpants and a red bandanna over his face, entered the store and displayed a handgun.

He demanded cash. But, instead of handing over any money, police said, the two women ran to the basement -- and waited for police.

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

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