NORTH HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man they say threatened a store worker after she asked him to wear a mask.
It happened around 2:20 p.m. Friday at Costello’s Ace Hardware on Jericho Turnpike in Garden City Park.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Officials Hoping To Avoid Repeat Of Ida With Preparations For Nor'easter
Nassau County police said the suspect walked into the store without a face covering.
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When the 23-year-old employee told him it was store policy to wear a mask, he allegedly became irate and started yelling and cursing at the woman.
Police said he threatened the worker on his way out of the store, before taking off in a white SUV.MORE NEWS: Exclusive: CBS2 Cameras On Hand At Unannounced Security Screenings At Troubled New York City High Schools
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.