Suspect sought in West Hempstead robbery

A West Hempstead gas station worker was robbed of money and cigarettes early Tuesday morning by a suspect who may have had a gun, Nassau County police said.

The victim, 44, was working alone at an OK gas station, at 151 Hempstead Tpke., a few minutes before 4 a.m. when he "was approached by a male subject who displayed what appeared to be a gun and demanded cash and cigarettes," a Tuesday police report said.

The worker handed over money and cigarettes and the suspect left, heading west toward Westminster Road, police said. No one was injured.

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Detectives ask anyone with information about this crime to make a confidential call to Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.

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