Police: Uniondale man shoved, injured 7-Eleven employee to avoid paying for lighter

The incident happened at the store on Jerusalem Avenue.

News 12 Staff

Jan 23, 2024, 10:47 AM

Updated 171 days ago

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Police say a man has been arrested for assaulting a 7-Eleven employee just to get out of paying for a lighter.
The incident happened at the store on Jerusalem Avenue in Uniondale.
News 12 has been told William Alston walked in, walked behind the counter and tried taking a lighter.
When he tried leaving the store, police say he pushed a 49-year-old worker to the ground.
Alston is facing robbery and assault charges.  


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