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Merrick Avenue 7-Eleven Robbed at Gunpoint

They stole cash from the register, as well as a store clerk's cell phone and wallet, police said.

The location of the incident. Photo Credit: Google Maps.
The location of the incident. Photo Credit: Google Maps.
Cops are seeking the community's help in identifying the three men responsible for robbing 7-Eleven at gunpoint in East Meadow Tuesday.

According to police, at 1:40 a.m., two black males dressed in dark clothing entered 7-Eleven at 331 Merrick Ave., while a third black male remained outside. One of the suspects displayed a handgun and jumped over the counter, while the second man removed cash from the register.

They also stole an employee's wallet, cash and cell phone. The three men fled eastbound on Front Street with an unknown amount of money. No injuries were reported.

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.

This is a breaking news story and Patch will provide more information as it's made available. 
grace lopez January 14, 2014 at 03:39 PM
Thank you Brent. I'm sorry to hear that they are not coming together on that issue. I'm sure they are working on other projects in the mean time until those disputes can be resolved. But, that doesn't have to stop a citizen's activist committee or group from forming an alliance with the police department to target crime in our communities. Perhaps, someone out there already knows of one that exists that can be used as a model.
grace lopez January 14, 2014 at 03:58 PM
I have to say that I served as a juror last May/June in Nassau District Court with Judge Ayres presiding. The defendant tried was one of the perpetrators involved in the home invasion on Bellmore Ave in Bellmore in 2011. I have to say that I was quite impressed with the way the Police Department and the District Attorneys office collaborated to bring forward an excellent case. The testimony of eyewitnesses and evidence exhibited showed how hard Nassau County Police worked to capture the perpetrators. Assistant DA Ms. Lewis was like dynamo in the court room. It was the work of all 3 elements, the community being willing to testify and notify the police of what they were seeing, the police, some of whom put their lives in jeopardy in the chase to bring in these assailants, and the district attorneys office in coordinating all the testimony and evidence. It was also a pleasure to serve under Judge Ayers. We have a lot working for us in Nassau County and I have to say that I feel much safer in East Meadow than I do in some of the surrounding areas and especially the city. If we can all do whatever we can I'm sure we can make it an even safer community.
grace lopez January 14, 2014 at 04:25 PM
That is exactly my point Michele, the community took the initiative of notifying the police of a suspect that fit the description of the assailant. That is how he was apprehended. It is the police who puts out inform on suspects. He was apprehended because of the community initiative.
It's typical January 17, 2014 at 01:01 PM
Good thing nobody racially profiled them,, They might have gotten a free money lawsuit from the county instead of the few hundred bucks from the register. They should make people look into a camera face clearly seen before being buzzed into the store with a double door system.

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