Man wanted in NYE robbery, assault

Published 7:59 pm Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Suffolk police are asking for help from the public in finding a man who assaulted and robbed the owner of a sandwich shop on Hall Avenue on New Year’s Eve.

According to police reports, a man entered Jenny’s Old Fashioned Burgers, located at 107 Hall Ave., at about 4:40 p.m. on Dec. 31 and ordered a sandwich. Before he left the restaurant, the suspect punched the owner in the face, dragged her into the kitchen and demanded money.

After he took change from a nearby counter, the man fled on foot, headed westbound toward Saratoga Street.

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The suspect is described as a black male, 16-22 years old, about 5’5”, with a thin face and medium complexion, and wearing a light beige jacket, blue overalls and a blue skull cap.

Anyone with information about the robbery should contact Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up. Crime Line callers do not have to give their names or appear in court. If a caller’s information leads to an arrest, the caller can qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.