NORTH MERRICK - Police are searching for three suspects in connection to a violent robbery in North Merrick.

Police say one suspect pretended to shop for cars while two other men assaulted a clerk at Jerusalem Auto on Jerusalem Avenue on Tuesday night.

Detectives say the suspects wore masks and were armed with a handgun when they took cash, a watch and wallet from the worker.

Police believe a red car was also involved in the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.