Hyde Park Police report an armed robbery at the Mobil Gas Station located at 1110 Violet Ave in Hyde Park on August 5 at approximately 3:59 am. Hyde Park Police Detective Division along with the New York State Police Major Crimes Unit report that, according to the store’s video surveillance record, a black male entering the store at 3:54 am and began to ask the clerk questions about various items in the store. A second black male entered the store at 3:55 am, held the clerk at gun point, and demanded that the clerk fill a plastic bag with cash. The suspects exited the store and fled west from the store on foot.
The first suspect who entered the store is described as a black male, possibly mid to early twenties in age, with a mustache. He was wearing a black shirt, black hat, camouflage shorts, and black and white sneakers. The second suspect, who wielded the gun, is described as a black male wearing a red shirt, red hat, dark blue jeans and white sneakers. Anyone with any information pertaining to this case is asked to contact Detective Jason Ruscillo with the Town of Hyde Park Police Department at 845-229-5062.