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Police looking for driver of truck that hit man in parking lot

Suffolk County police are seeking to identify and

Suffolk County police are seeking to identify and locate a man who struck a male victim while backing out of a parking space at 7-Eleven in Ronkonkoma on Jan. 12, 2017. Credit: SCPD

Suffolk County police say they need help to find the driver of a pickup that hit a man while backing out of a 7-Eleven parking lot in Ronkonkoma last month.

The incident happened at 10 p.m. on Jan. 12 when a man driving a white Chevrolet pickup truck backed out of a space at 876 Johnson Ave., police said in a news release. The truck struck a male passerby and the driver fled, heading west on Johnson Avenue, police said.

The driver is a man in his early 30s, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a medium build, police said. He was wearing a black wool cap and a black zippered sweatshirt. He is wanted on charges of reckless endangerment, police said.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with tips can call 800-220-8477.

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