Police are investigating two recent robberies at two nearby Lowe's stores, including one in Hicksville.
Just before 9 p.m. Monday, the Lowe's store in Hicksville was robbed by a man who displayed a gun and made off with cash. A man displayed a gun in his waistband and demanded money of a cashier at the store on South Broadway in Hicksville, Nassau County Police said.
The cashier complied and the man fled in an unknown direction.
Then, on Wednesday, two men held up a Lowe's store in East Farmingdale. Suffolk County police said two men entered the store on Price Parkway in East Farmingdale at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday and demanded cash. One man pulled a handgun. Police said the cashier handed over the money and the two men fled in a two-door sports car.
One suspect was described as black, about 20 years old, 5-foot-8, thin and with braided hair. The second man is described as black, also about 20, 5-foot-4, with a heavy build. Both men were wearing dark clothes and dark baseball caps.
In the Hicksville incident, the suspect is described as black in his early 20s, about 6 foot tall with a thin build, wearing jeans, dark shirt with braided hair and wearing a baseball cap. Only one suspect was seen in this incident, police said.
While the two incidents appear related, police said they are still investigating.