Police investigate armed robbery at tobacco shop


The Nassau Police Department reported their investigating an armed robbery at a Baldwin tobacco and smoke shop last week.

The Nassau County Police Department’s Major Case Bureau said they are searching for two men suspected of robbing Sam Smoke and Tobacco Shop located on 768 Merrick on Dec. 15 at 8:10 p.m. in Baldwin.

According to Robbery Squad Detectives, two unknown men entered Sam Smoke and Tobacco Smoke Shop and approached a store employee with pointed a handgun. The men pointed the gun at the store employee and demanded money. The employee, a clerk, complied with the unknown men and then the men fled scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of US currency. 

The two men were described as two black men, in their mid-twenties, who were approximately 5’9” tall and had with average builds. 

According to police detectives there was only one employee present and no injuries were reported. Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911.