Police: Bandit skates off after Dunkin' Donuts stickup

Posted at 4:04 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 16:04:16-04

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- A robber wearing in-line skates skated off into the night after sticking up a Dunkin' Donuts on Long Island, police said.

Nassau County police said the suspect glided into the Hicksville shop around 7:50 p.m. Friday, bought a cup of coffee and then demanded cash while making it seem like he had a gun under his clothing.

The man got away with an undetermined amount of money and was last seen heading in the direction of a Long Island Rail Road station a few blocks away, police said. The Dunkin' Donuts clerk wasn't hurt.

Along with the skates, the suspect was described as wearing a brown Carhartt jacket, blue sweatpants, red beanie cap and -- in light of the coronavirus crisis -- surgical mask, black rubber gloves, police said.

No arrests have been made.