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Suffolk police search for armed robber who hit three gas stations

A surveillance image of the man authorities said

A surveillance image of the man authorities said has robbed gas stations in Suffolk County in the past two months. Credit: SCPD

Suffolk County police and Crime Stoppers are searching for the man armed with a knife who robbed three gas stations in the past two months.

Authorities released images and a video of the suspect in a news release Tuesday morning. 

The man, armed with a folding knife, entered the Conoco at 3089 Middle Country Rd. in Lake Grove about 5:45 p.m. Friday and demanded cash from an employee, authorities said. He fled with cash.

Earlier this month, about 3:50 a.m. on Dec. 8, the man robbed the Sunoco at 360 Wheeler Rd. in Hauppauge, authorities said. Last month, about 11:05 p.m. on Nov. 4, he robbed the Sunoco at 1985 Deer Park Ave. in Deer Park.

The man was described as in his mid-30s or 40s with a limp, authorities said. He was wearing jeans and a black hooded jacket.

Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 800-220-8477, texting “SCPD” and a message to 274637 or sending an email on

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