Suspect sought in West Hempstead robbery

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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.

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

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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