Police: Man shot by mugger on Lakeview street

A pedestrian was shot after he refused a robber's demands to hand over his valuables in Lakeview early Sunday morning, Nassau County police said.

Police said the victim was walking on Pinebrook Avenue near Pinebrook Court about 12:15 a.m. when a man came up to him and demanded property.

When the victim refused, the suspect shot him, hitting him in the left hand and bicep, before running away, police said.

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The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was admitted for treatment, police said.

The suspect, who did not get anything from the attempted robbery, was described as 5-foot-8 and about 200 pounds, police said.

Police said anyone with information to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

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