Cops: Masked men fire shots at robbery victim in Freeport

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Two men wearing ski masks robbed a man exiting his car in Freeport early Tuesday, firing shots at the victim as he ran to escape them, police said.

The victim was not hit.

Nassau County police said the shooting occurred on Rutland Road at 12:52 a.m.

Six bullet casings were found at the scene, police said.

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Police said the victim, identified only as a 28-year-old man, was exiting his car when the two masked men approached. Both bandits were armed with handguns, police said.

The two began to search the victim's pockets, police said, but the victim dropped his car keys and cellphone -- and fled as the robbers picked up the items. It was then, police said, that the robbers began shooting at the victim, missing him.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

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