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West Hempstead store has 122 lottery tickets stolen, cops say

Police are asking for help finding the man who they say robbed a West Hempstead store of 122 scratch-off lottery tickets and an undisclosed amount of cash on Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say the man entered the Four Seasons Card Shoppe at 372 Hempstead Ave. around noon and flashed a silver handgun in front of a 65-year-old clerk.

The suspect then fled on foot, heading northeast onto Hempstead Ave.

No one was injured in the incident.

The suspect is 18 to 20 years old with a thin build, police said.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.


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