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7-Eleven gunman sought in 4 other robberies, Suffolk police say

Suffolk County police said Saturday detectives are seeking

Suffolk County police said Saturday detectives are seeking this suspect, seen in surveillance video at the Valero in East Patchogue on Tuesday, in five robberies since February. Credit: SCPD

Suffolk County police suspect a man who wears a surgical mask is responsible for five armed robberies since February.

In each crime, the man has donned a surgical mask before he enters the stores, displays a gun and demands cash, police said.

The man struck again about 2 a.m. Saturday, police said, robbing the 7-Eleven store at 796 Broadway Ave. in Holbrook.

In each robbery, the cashier complied with the demand for cash and the man ran away. He hasn’t injured anyone, police said.

Police said the robber, described as about 6 feet tall, also struck:

  • A 7-Eleven at 139 Sunrise Hwy. in East Patchogue twice — at 11:45 p.m. Feb. 17 and at 3:20 a.m. April 21.
  • A Speedway at 80 Horseblock Rd. in Yaphank at 8:15 p.m. Feb. 25.
  • A Valero at 151 Hospital Rd. in East Patchogue at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a fast cash reward of $5,000, which would be issued within 72 hours of an arrest for the robberies.

Anyone with information is asked to submit a tip by calling 800-220-8477. All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential, police said.

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