He walked into the storefront on Rockaway Turnpike in Lawrence, asked the cashier if she could make change for the bus and, police said, when the 19-year-old employee opened the register, the man jumped the counter and grabbed cash. Now, Nassau County police are searching for the robber, saying he "simulated having a gun." The robbery occurred just before 6 p.m. Thursday at the offices of L. Business Multi, which, according to its website, specializes in translation services, green card services and other community services. -- JOHN VALENTI
EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE
Sign time: The East Hampton Village board meets today to discuss a proposal to make real estate signs uniform. The 11 a.m. meeting will be held at the Emergency Services Building, 1 Cedar St., in the main meeting room. Check Mitchell Freedman’s Twitter updates @eastwatch.
Bird-watching: Bird-watchers gather tomorrow at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center for the national Great Backyard Bird Count. The event at 20 Sagamore Hill Rd. runs from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Look for Aisha Al-Muslim’s Twitter updates @aishaalmuslim.
Beam ceremony: The Town of Islip on Sunday moves a piece of World Trade Center steel to its permanent home at the Islip Art Museum in Brookwood Hall. The beam, displayed at Town Hall since last fall, will be moved at 11 a.m. and blessed during a ceremony at 50 Irish Lane, Islip. Follow Paul LaRocco’s Twitter updates @paullarocco.