Gas station robbed at gunpoint


The Petro gas station on Hempstead Turnpike, in Elmont, was robbed by two men on Aug. 31 at 1 a.m., according to police.

The 4th Squad said that the men entered the gas station store and demanded money from the 30-year-old employee. One of the men was described as white and wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt, sweatpants and a mask. Police say he brandished a handgun and took an undetermined amount of money from the cash register.

The other man was described as white and wearing a light-colored sweatshirt and pants and a mask. Police said he stole five cartons of cigarettes.

The men fled the store on foot toward Clinton Street, according to police. No injuries were reported.

Detectives request that anyone with information on the incident call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at (800) 244-TIPS. All calls will remain anonymous.