Police are hunting for an armed robbery suspect after a man was shot in the leg in an incident on Monday night.
A male suspect in a mask, who was carrying a gun, allegedly approached a gas pump attendant at the USA station on New York Avenue in Huntington Station that night, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. The assailant demanded cash.
Police said a “confrontation ensued” and the suspect fired a shot that hit the attendant in the leg, after which the robber fled on foot — with the cash.
The victim’s injury was treated at Huntington Hospital.
Detectives from the SCPD’s 2nd Squad are investigating the armed robbery, which occurred a little before 10 p.m., and police said they are searching for a 6-foot black male with a thin build.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 631-854-8252, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS.