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Nassau police release sketch of suspect in string of gas station robberies

Nassau County detectives said that a Tuesday night,

Nassau County detectives said that a Tuesday night, Sept. 8, 2015, armed gas station robbery in Lakeview is the work of the same suspect believed to be responsible for at least 13 prior gas station robberies. Credit: NCPD

Nassau police Tuesday released a sketch of a suspect wanted in a string of unsolved gas station robberies.

The suspect has used a black semiautomatic handgun during the robberies and he "consistently" covers the weapon with a T-shirt or cloth.

The suspect is believed to be in his 20s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a medium build. He has worn a white hat during some of the robberies.

Police said the robberies occurred in Hempstead, Baldwin, Franklin Square, Valley Stream and Elmont -- all in August.

They are as follows:

The BP station on Peninsula Boulevard, Hempstead, on Aug. 4 at 10:10 p.m.

The Mobil station on Grand Avenue, Baldwin, on Aug. 11 at 11:05 p.m.

The Star station on Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, on Aug. 11 at 11:32 p.m.

The BP station on Merrick Road, Valley Stream, on Aug. 12 at 11:45 p.m.

The Citgo station on Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, at about 11:20 p.m. on Aug. 18.

No one was injured in any of the robberies.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All calls will remain confidential.

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