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Cops search for Valley Stream robber who got away

An armed robber fled with cash from a Valley Stream store just before 4 p.m. on Sunday and police searching for him looked in a Hewlett home, only to discover he had apparently escaped, Nassau police said.

A man entered Kidz Stuff on Rockaway Avenue, displayed a handgun from his waistband and demanded cash from the register, police said. He left the store with an undisclosed amount through the rear door, got into a vehicle believed to be a Ford Escape and fled, police said.

“Information received at the scene by responding officers and a subsequent investigation led them to an East Rockaway Road, Hewlett home where the subject was believed to be located,” police said in a news release early Tuesday.

“After obtaining entrance into the house and conducting a search of the residence, the subject was not found and is believed to have fled prior to police arrival,” the release said.

Police say the man is described as being between 6 feet and 6 feet, 2 inches tall and about 150 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a black cloth covering his lower face and light blue jeans, they said.

Detectives ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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