Exclusive: String of gas station robberies

March 29, 2013 2:20:21 PM PDT
Police on Long Island are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed six gas stations at gunpoint.

The robber burst through the doors in the middle of the night.

It was 3:25 a.m. and he told the clerk he had a gun.

"You're on video," the clerk told him.

But the gunman ordered him to shut-up and empty the register.

The clerk handed over stacks of bills as the robber shifted back and forth on his feet.

And in a matter of seconds, it was over.

The robber backed up, nervously toward the door and then, made a run for it.

The service station's owner is furious and wants the robber caught.

From Farmingdale, the robber went on to a service station in Levittown and a 7-11 in Hicksville.

The night before, he struck in Roslyn Heights, Flower Hill and Great Neck.

He committed six armed robberies in just 24 hours.

All of them were between 3 and 4 in the morning.

The county police robbery squad canvassed the stores for witnesses and surveillance video Friday morning.

Although the robber has threatened clerks, he has not fired a single shot, at least not so far.

No one has been injured.