Cops: Armed Men with Fake Beards Rob Radio Shack

Nassau Police searching for three culprits in West Hempstead holdup.

A West Hempstead store was held up at gunpoint by men in elaborate disguises, according to Nassau County Police.

Detectives said three men walked into Radio Shack on Hempstead Turnpike with a gun and tied up two male employees in a storage room. The men then took an assortment of electronics and fled the scene.

The employees weren't harmed in the robbery, which took place at 6:55 p.m. Sunday.

The first subject was described as a black man, 5 feet 9 inches tall, in his mid-20s, and was wearing a purple or pink dress, cargo shorts, a blonde wig, sunglasses, and fisherman hat, and old sneakers.

The second subject was described as a black man, was 20-30 years old, wearing a fisherman hat, sunglasses, a fake black beard, gray hooded sweatshirt, and old sneakers.

The third was described as a black man, 20-30 years old, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, fake black beards, sunglasses, fisherman hat, and blue jeans.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the robbery to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Frank July 07, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Wow you're still allowed to define suspects by race? how scandalous?
Christopher Wendt July 07, 2014 at 01:03 PM
How was it determined they were males? How was it determined their beards were fake? I resent their hats having been classified as "fisherman hat(s)"; alleged fisherman hats would be appropriate, but even at that, I really don't think these people were fishermen. Clammers maybe, but oystermen is more likely, you know, for all the shucking oystermen do. Plus, oysters are out of season since last month until September, so it would be more likely for unemployed oystermen to have the need and the time to pull off a robbery.
Chris July 08, 2014 at 10:08 AM
I am sure that there is an oysterman out there who is offended.
Lawrence Laier July 08, 2014 at 11:31 PM
Didn't realize that anyone still went to Radio Shack.


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