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Cops: Gunman robs Wantagh gas station

Nassau police are searching for a man who robbed a BP gas station in Wantagh on Friday while armed with a handgun.

Nassau detectives said the suspect entered the gas station at 1442 Wantagh Ave. at 6:18 p.m., brandished a weapon and demanded cash from the clerk.

The victim complied, and the suspect fled northbound with an undisclosed amount of cash into a wooded area behind the gas station, police said. No injuries were reported.

The suspect was described as between 19 to 25 years old and roughly 5-foot-8, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, silver sun glasses, a dark baseball cap, black gloves and a blue bandanna covering his face.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 800-244-TIPS.


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