EAST MEADOW - Police are searching for the suspect believed to be involved in three armed holdups in Nassau County. 

Police say they have increased security this morning at 24-hour convenience stores because of it. 

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According to police, a masked man robbed the stores at gunpoint within a three hour period.  

Police say Bolla Market on West Merrick Road in Freeport was robbed at 2 a.m. Tuesday. Then, a 7-Eleven was robbed at 2:46 a.m. in Valley Stream. A short time later at 4:42 a.m., police say another 7-Eleven located in East Meadow was robbed.

The suspect is described as a white male around 5 feet 5 inches. He was wearing all black and a mask covering part of his face.
Anyone with information can call Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS