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Cops: Convenience store robbery is fourth in 4-day span

Nassau County police are investigating the armed robbery of a 7-Eleven in North Merrick on Saturday morning -- the fourth robbery of an area convenience store in the past four days.

The male suspect in the latest robbery entered the store on Jerusalem Avenue at 3:35 a.m., pointed a black handgun at a male cashier and demanded cash from the register, police said.

The employee turned over an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect fled west on Jerusalem Avenue, police said. There were no reported injuries.

The suspect is described as about 5-foot-8 with a thin build, wearing a mask, a black hooded sweatshirt and beige pants.

Nassau police believe the same suspect robbed a Fast Break convenience store on Merrick Avenue in Merrick on April 30. Less than a half-hour later, that same suspect robbed a 7-Eleven on Atlantic Avenue in Baldwin. In both cases, the robber wore a black ski mask and displayed a handgun.

Police do not believe those crimes are connected to the robbery of a 7-Eleven store at a gas station in West Hempstead on April 30. In that robbery, two men, wearing black hoodies and masks, held employees at gunpoint and robbed the store of cash,

Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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