A man and woman were robbed at gunpoint while walking down a street in West Hempstead early Sunday morning, Nassau County police said.
A 24-year man and 23-year old woman were walking near the corner of Hempstead Turnpike and Broad Street when a man with a handgun demanded money at 3 a.m., police said.
The man handed over his wallet before the robber snatched the woman’s purse and fled on foot southbound on Broad Street.
He was seen entering a newer model two-door red Honda that fled eastbound on Hempstead Turnpike with two other men inside.
The suspect was described as a black man, 20 years old, 6-feet tall, with a thin build, wearing blue jeans and black hooded sweatshirt.
Fifth Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.