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Armed Robbers Hit East Rockaway Dry Cleaner

Atlantic Avenue dry cleaner robbed at gunpoint Monday evening.

Police are still searching for two suspects that robbed Paul's Dry Cleaner at gunpoint in East Rockaway Monday evening.

According to detectives, around 5:48 p.m., two suspects entered Paul’s Dry Cleaner, located at 432 Atlantic Ave., and approached a 45-year-old employee.

The first suspect pulled out a small black revolver and demanded the victim open the cash register, police said. The employee complied and the second suspect removed an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspects fled on foot northbound on Atlantic Avenue, police said.

There were three employees and no customers in the store at the time of the incident. No injuries were reported.

The first suspect is described to be approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds, wearing a black-hooded bubble jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers.

The second suspect is described to be approximately 5-foot-9 inches tall, 190 pounds, wearing a black-hooded bubble jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers.

According to police, both suspects were wearing white bandannas that covered their faces.

Detectives ask anyone with information about this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.

S.M. January 22, 2013 at 11:22 PM
This is the second time I know of this patch didn't give a detailed description if the perpetrator(s). If you have the full description or a partial that the police are giving you, publish it. Did they wear the bandanas so their head was completely covered? Gloves? Please... If the police are not sharing info then this needs to be addressed as well. ER seems to be an easy target lately. Where was the East Rockaway sector car??? Lock your doors!
Tara Conry January 22, 2013 at 11:53 PM
We have published all the information the police have provided to the media. -Tara Conry Local Editor, Malverne-West Hempstead-Lynbrook Patch
Gina Genti January 23, 2013 at 12:02 AM
That's not accurate. I had the same reaction when I read this report BUT the same day a Payless was robbed in West Hempstead, a community covered by this Patch and the race was reported on Patch because it was reported. I went back and read this report and that's when I realized the face must have been complately covered in ER.
Gina Genti January 23, 2013 at 12:03 AM
http://malverne-lynbrook.patch.com/articles/police-searching-for-wh-payless-robber
John doe January 23, 2013 at 07:50 PM
What would an east rockaway police dept have do to stop this armed robbery? Nassau pd sector car(s)are usually in town hall lot (working?) dont raise my taxes just get my moneys worth from nassau pd!! God knows they get paid enough

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