Man wanted for stealing vehicle with dog inside from woman pumping gas in Mineola

The incident happened at the BP station on West Jericho Turnpike on Monday.

News 12 Staff

Jan 4, 2023, 10:17 AM

Updated 473 days ago


Nassau police are looking for a male suspect who stole a vehicle from a woman while she was pumping gas at a BP station in Mineola on Monday afternoon.
According to detectives, the 60-year-old female victim was standing outside her vehicle on the passenger side at the station located on West Jericho Turnpike fueling up her 2020 white Range Rover.
That is when police say an unknown male subject described as being of thin build, wearing gray sweatpants, a black hooded sweatshirt, white/black/gray sneakers, black gloves, and had on a black ski mask entered the driver’s side door of the vehicle and fled westbound onto Jericho Turnpike.
Police say inside the vehicle was a handbag that contained assorted credit cards and the victim’s 1-year-old small white Cavachon Bichon dog.
A short time later, in the vicinity of Jericho Turnpike and Mineola Boulevard, the subject attempted to throw the dog out of the vehicle, but the collar got caught and the dog was dragged along the roadway. The dog was eventually able to free itself as the vehicle continued westbound on Jericho Turnpike.
A passerby was able to render aid to the dog and called 911.
The dog was transported with police to a nearby veterinary hospital and was treated for serious injuries. The female victim did not suffer any injuries.
The white Range Rover was later located parked in front of 500 North Walnut Street in East Orange, New Jersey.
Detectives request anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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