VALLEY STREAM - Police are searching for a knife-wielding suspect who robbed a Valley Stream gas station.

The incident happened last night at the Valero gas station on East Sunrise Highway.

Police say the suspect stole cash and boxes of cigarettes.

According to police, the suspect involved in this robbery is part of a large pattern of 19 robberies.

Police say all were committed by a black male, always using a knife, with a thin build and wearing a ski mask.