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Police: Man Threatens Worker After She Asks Him To Wear Mask At Long Island Hardware Store

NORTH HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- Police are searching for a man they say threatened a store worker after she asked him to wear a mask.

It happened around 2:20 p.m. Friday at Costello's Ace Hardware on Jericho Turnpike in Garden City Park.

Nassau County police said the suspect walked into the store without a face covering.

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Police are searching for a man they say threatened a store worker after she asked him to wear a mask. (Credit: Nassau County Police)

When the 23-year-old employee told him it was store policy to wear a mask, he allegedly became irate and started yelling and cursing at the woman.

Police said he threatened the worker on his way out of the store, before taking off in a white SUV.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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