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Nassau Police Investigating Attempted Robbery at Merrick Gas Station

A male suspect entered BP gas station, reached into his waistband as if he had a gun, and demanded money, cops say.

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NCPD are investigating an attempted robbery in Merrick.

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Merrick, NY - April 24, 2018 - Seventh Squad detectives are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 10:55 pm in Merrick.
According to detectives, a male white subject entered the BP gas station, 1577 Merrick Road, approached the stores clerk, reached into his waistband, as if he had a gun, and demanded money from the register.
After being startled by another employee in the building the subject, who was described as being in his early 20’s with a thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, gray jeans, a black ski mask, black sneakers with white markings on them, fled the scene on foot without any proceeds. He was last seen heading north on Central Blvd.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.