Police: Man Stole Pathmark Merchandise, Punched Two Women

Crime Stoppers is seeking the public's help in identifying the perpetrator.

Nassau County Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole merchandise from and then punched two women who confronted him about it on July 1, police said.

According to detectives, a man, described to be black, six feet tall, 200 pounds wearing a bright yellow t-shirt, black shorts, sunglasses and a ball cap, was seen attempting to leave Pathmark without paying for merchandise at about 8 p.m.

When confronted by a 67-year-old female, the man allegedly punched her in the face with a closed fist, which caused injuries. Police said he then punched another female in the face before fleeing on foot.

Crime Stoppers is asking anyone who can identify the unknown subject pictured, or has any information about this case, to call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous.

This is a developing news story, and Patch will provide more information as it's made available.

Tim July 20, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Yes. They should bulldoze the entire shopping center (sorry to the liquor and bagel store-nice owners, clean, well run) and start over. It attracts the worst in the area, and I don't know if it could ever be turned around.
Rebecca July 20, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Can't we just set up a police substation in the old Blockbuster, or the old pizza place, in that shopping center? And call it a day?
Blaise Datsun July 22, 2012 at 11:55 AM
I hope those ladies are okay.
Blaise Datsun July 22, 2012 at 11:59 AM
It's weird because people who match the alleged shoplifter's description rarely cause trouble in and around the vicinity of NUMC and it's clinics. I was genuinely shocked. I hope he gets the help he needs. He's probably just under a lot of economic stress.
robert July 23, 2012 at 06:48 AM
Blaise..You took the words right out of my mouth. Your analogy of a poor soul gone bad should really rattle the polictically correct crowd.


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