Cops Looking for Armed Robber After Wainscott Holdup

An armed man made off with cash after holding up a convenience store clerk at the Speedway gas station in Wainscott on New Year's Day. 

East Hampton Town police said a masked man holding what appeared to be a handgun confronted the clerk at the Montauk Highway gas station and convenience store at 11:37 a.m. The man demanded money from the register and left with an unknown amount of cash, police said. The man fled the gas station, the former Hess station, on foot in a northwest direction. The clerk was not injured during the robbery. 

Detectives described the man as Caucasian or Hispanic, wearing a dark-colored ski cap, facemask, and glasses, a dark-colored sweatshirt, and dark colored pants. 

Police are asking anyone with information about the robbery to call detectives at 631-537-7575. All calls will be kept confidential.