A man entered a Medford check-cashing store in October, squirting gasoline onto the counter and demanding money, Suffolk County police said.
On Thursday, police and Crime Stoppers released photographs of the suspect taken from video surveillance in an effort to make an arrest.
The man entered the Pay-O-Matic store at 2690 Rte. 112 on Oct. 26, holding a gas can and a water bottle, police said. Telling the clerk the water bottle was filled with gasoline, the suspect demanded money and then started pouring gasoline from the bottle onto the counter and into the slot at the bottom of the bullet-resistant glass.
The clerk ran from the counter and activated an alarm, causing the suspect to run off without getting any money, police said.
The suspect is 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10 with a medium build, police said. He wore a dark-colored jacket with a hood and had a black mask covering his mouth and part of his nose.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.