Robber shoots at Freeport woman, police say

Police are searching for the suspect who they say on Wednesday robbed a Freeport woman, forced her back to her home at gunpoint and then shot at her. On Thursday, April 17, 2014, a neighbor describes what she heard at the time of the shooting. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

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A woman in Freeport barely escaped being shot when she was robbed near her Randall Avenue home Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Nassau police are looking for the gunman who they said approached the 33-year-old woman on Sunrise Highway about 2:15 p.m. and took her cellphone, then told her they were going to walk to her house together, where he demanded she give him "no less than $5,000."

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Once they were in front of the victim's house, she grabbed the gun, but the suspect yanked it back, firing two shots that missed her. Police said the suspect then fled south on foot on North Brookside Avenue. No injuries were reported.

Police said the suspect was about 21 years old and 6 feet tall with a medium build and wearing a black mask, black gloves, a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants and black sneakers.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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