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Police: Man robs gas station at gunpoint in Hempstead

Third Squad detectives are looking for a gunman who robbed a BP gas station in Hempstead on Tuesday.

Nassau County police said the suspect, about 5-foot-10 with a thin build and wearing a baseball cap, entered the BP station at 771 Peninsula Blvd. at about 10:22 p.m.

He showed a handgun to the lone employee, then took an unspecified amount of cash before running off in an unknown direction, police said.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All information will be kept confidential.

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