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“Scream” Bandit Attempts Robbery On Long Island

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"Scream" Masks - File / Photo: BENOIT DOPPAGNE/AFP/Getty Images

“Scream” Masks – File / Photo: BENOIT DOPPAGNE/AFP/Getty Images

FARMINGDALE, NY (AP) - A would-be bandit wearing a “Scream” thriller movie mask tried to hold up a doughnut shop on Long Island.

Nassau County police say the thief walked into a Dunkin’ Donuts in Farmingdale just before midnight on Tuesday brandishing a silver handgun and demanding money.

An employee, washing trays, told the New York Post that he turned the water on the bandit, hitting him in the grotesque mask. The thief, clad all in black, fled empty-handed.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800 244-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

In July, a bank robber dressed as “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader made off with an undetermined amount of cash at a Long Island Chase bank branch.

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