The Carvel ice cream store, which has been located over a decade near the corner of Montauk Highway and Snedecor Avenue, had never been robbed before Wednesday night.
"It was the first time ever," store manager Jack Lu told Patch today. It was Lu's cousin working the register about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, notably known as 'buy-on-get-one free' day, when a man about the age of 26 came into the store.
"He was wearing an orange t-shirt and jacket and demanded money," said Lu.
He said his cousin was threatened by the robber holding a box cutter, but was not harmed and plans to resume his usual working hours.
The police activity following the robbery closed the store for four hours as officers canvassed and even took fingerprints from the glass countertops as part of the investigation, said Lu.
The robbery suspect reportedly left the store and headed south on Snedecor. Surveillance cameras in the store are proving little help in providing a clear image, said Lu.