Armed Robbery Reported at Speedway in Wainscott


East Hampton Town Police are investigating a New Year’s Day armed robbery at the Speedway Gas Station in Wainscott.

According to a press release issued by the department Sunday evening, at 11:37 a.m. the 42 year-old convenience store clerk at Speedway, located on  Montauk Highway in the heart of Wainscott’s commercial district, was confronted by a male suspect who displayed what appeared to be a handgun. The male suspect – described as either Caucasian or Hispanic and wearing a dark colored ski cap, face mask and glasses, as well as dark colored pants — fled the scene on foot in a northwest direction, said police, with an undetermined amount of cash from the station register.

Police are asking anyone with information contact the East Hampton Town Police Department at (631) 537-7575. All calls will be kept confidential.