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Man robbed at gunpoint on Christmas Eve in New Hyde Park, police say

Nassau County police are looking for two men who stole cash and credit cards at gunpoint from a man in New Hyde Park on Christmas Eve.

The men, wearing black ski masks, pushed the 61-year-old victim and took a bag containing the items in the 7:15 p.m. robbery, which occurred behind a commercial strip of Hillside Avenue, according to a police release. A police spokesman said the victim was an owner or employee of one of the nearby businesses.

One of the men pointed a handgun at the victim before they fled north in a beige or silver Chevrolet Suburban, according to the release. The men were described as approximately 6 feet tall and 5 feet, 6 inches tall.

The victim was uninjured, police said.

Anyone with information on the incident can call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477 or 911. Callers will remain anonymous.

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