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Police: Huntington Station cellphone store robber sought

On Thursday, a man entered MetroPCS, a cellphone store on New York Avenue in Huntington Station, showed what looked to be a black handgun and demanded cash and cellphones from an employee, Suffolk County police said. Credit: SCPD

A Huntington Station cellphone store robber made off Thursday night with cash, cellphones, and an employee’s Apple iPhone XS, police said.

At around 7:15 p.m. the man entered the MetroPCS store at 1669 New York Ave., showed what looked to be a black handgun and demanded cash and cellphones from an employee, Suffolk County police said.

The man got away with cash, six of the store’s phones and the employee’s iPhone, fleeing north on New York Avenue, then west on West 11th Street, police said.

About 5 feet 9 or 10 inches tall, he was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with a red circular design on the back, as well as gray sweatpants and black sneakers, police said.

Anyone with information can call Second Squad detectives at 631-854-8252 or call Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 800-220-8477.

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