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Nassau cops increase patrols at late-night convenience stores

An undated Google view of the 7-Eleven on

An undated Google view of the 7-Eleven on Old Bethpage Road in Old Bethpage. Credit: Google

Nassau police officials said they plan on “intensifying” patrols at late-night convenience stores in response to an early-morning robbery and slashing Sunday in Old Bethpage.

Det. Lt. Richard S. LeBrun said police also plan on “speaking with store employees” about their security protocols.

The move comes after a masked robber slashed an employee at the 7-Eleven at 758 Old Bethpage Rd. with a knife early Sunday, police said.

The robber left the store with an undetermined amount of cash after cutting the 25-year-old male store clerk on the neck and both arms, police said. The victim was treated at a hospital and released.

The suspect ran away north on Old Bethpage Road, police said. He was described as wearing a mask, gloves and a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477.

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