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.