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New Hyde Park Subway robbery not part of string, cops say

Nassau County police investigate Friday, April 29, 2016,

Nassau County police investigate Friday, April 29, 2016, at the site of a robbery in a Subway store on Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau police on Saturday said the robbery of a Subway restaurant in New Hyde Park Friday night was not linked to a string of holdups across Nassau County.

A Nassau County police spokeswoman said the description of Friday’s suspect differed from that of the man suspected of holding up 11 restaurants and stores this spring — including the same New Hyde Park Subway, which police said the serial robber had hit on Monday morning.

On Friday, police said, a man wearing a white surgical mask entered the Subway on Jericho Turnpike shortly after 9:10 p.m. and approached the cashier with his hand covered as if he had a gun.

After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber ran north on North 12th Street, police said.

He was described as 5-foot-10 with an average build and wearing a green hooded sweatshirt.

Nassau police still are searching for the suspect in the string of robberies, who has brandished a knife during the crimes. Police officials have called apprehending the suspect in that pattern of robberies “priority number one.”

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