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Police Seek Man Who Robbed 7-Eleven, Then Sets Bus on Fire at Green Acres Mall

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The Fourth Squad is investigating a Robbery that occurred on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8:05 a.m. in Hewlett.

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Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Hewlett, NY - September 20, 2016 - The Fourth Squad is investigating a Robbery that occurred on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8:05 a.m. in Hewlett.

According to detectives, a male black subject entered the 7-11 Store located at 415 Mill Road and proceeded to appear to shop. When the clerk opened the register the subject produced a black semi-automatic hand gun. He pulled the register drawer out and dumped the money into an empty cardboard box along with an unknown amount of cigarettes. He also removed a second register drawer and fled the store with the drawer and the box. The subject drove east on Mill Road in a large white bus similar to an Access-a-Ride Bus. The subject was wearing black pants, black sweatshirt and a black baseball cap.

At approximately 9:30 a.m.  Detectives were notified of a bus fire at Green Acres Mall and responded to the location. It was determined that the bus on fire was the same one involved in the above robbery. Arson/Bomb Squad detectives impounded the vehicle for further investigation.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.