May 19, 2020

Man Who Stole From Long Island Gas Station Told Clerk He Had Gun, Police Say

Man Who Stole From Long Island Gas Station Told Clerk He Had Gun, Police Say


A 34-year-old man who allegedly stole a beer from an area store was arrested for robbery.

Nassau County Police said the incident took place at the BP gas station in Hewlett around 10:55 a.m., Sunday, May 17.

According to detectives, Rodolfo Umana, 34, of Valley Stream,  entered the BP gas station and went to the refrigerator and allegedly hid a bottle of beer on his person.

When questioned by the cashier, Umana said that he had a gun and left the store without paying, police said.

He then got into a blue Chevrolet driven by another person and fled the scene.

Umana was located a short time later on Forest Avenue and placed under arrest without incident.

He was charged with robbery, menacing, and false presentation.

Umana will be arraigned on Monday, May 18.

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