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East Meadow ‘We Buy Gold’ store robbed of cash, police say

Nassau County police said they are looking for a man who stole cash from a gold trade-in store Saturday afternoon in East Meadow.

Police said the man entered the “We Buy Gold” store about 4 p.m. at 2240 Hempstead Tpke. and offered to sell a store clerk a Saks Fifth Avenue $250 gift card for $125.

The man grabbed cash from the clerk and punched him in the face several times before running from the store with both the card and the cash, police said.

The suspect was described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall and about 125 pounds with black hair and a black goatee. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and jeans, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.

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