YAPHANK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A masked gunman has robbed 16 businesses at gunpoint across Suffolk County since early December, police said.
As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, the suspect has been mainly targeting Subway restaurants and gas stations at night. Police describe the man as standing 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall and wearing a hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored scarf and mask covering his face.
“What he does is he enters an establishment, displays a handgun, threatens the employee and takes money from the register or from the employee himself,” Suffolk County police Lt. Edward Reilly told Hall. “He’s gotten between 200 and 1,200 dollars in each robbery. Following the robbery, he flees on foot.”