SCPD Seeking Attempted Gas Station Robber

A man attempted to rob a gas station in Smithtown before fleeing.

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Smithtown, NY - May 27, 2014 - Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who attempted to rob a gas station in Smithtown earlier this year.
A man entered Performance Fuels, located at 377 Veterans Highway, on March 31, 2014 at approximately 12:50 p.m., displayed a gun, pointed it at the employee and demanded cash. The suspect briefly struggled with the store employee before fleeing the store without proceeds. He fled on foot northbound on Wyandanch Boulevard.
The suspect is described as white, approximately 19-years-old, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black baseball hat and a silver hooded sweatshirt.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.