The Fifth Squad isinvestigating a robbery that occurred on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 12:00P.M. in Valley Stream.
According to detectives, anunknown male subject walked inside the Sears department store located at 1015Green Acres Mall, Sunrise Hwy, and took several tools from a display shelf andplaced them in a bag. A male store employee attempted to stop the suspect fromleaving the store with the unpaid merchandise. The suspect then took out apepper spray can and sprayed the store employee in the face and ran norththrough the parking lot towards Sunrise Hwy. The victim refused medicalattention at scene.
The Subject is described asbeing a male, black, approximately 50 years of age and was last seen wearing ablack winter jacket, black cargo pants, brown boots and a black hat.
Detectives request that ifanyone has information regarding the above crime to contact the Nassau CountyCrime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain anonymous.
Details by: Det.Oggeri/FifthSquad 01/17/19/0945/9962