Driver Hits, Kills Gas Station Worker While Stealing Gas
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a driver hit and killed a gas station employee on Long Island while attempting to flee without paying for $22 in gas.
Nassau police say 59-year-old Cemal Dagdeviren, of Levittown, was struck Monday morning at a Pit Stop in South Hempstead.
Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick says Dagdeviren tried to stop the vehicle from leaving, but the male driver intentionally ran him over.
He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Police say the vehicle fled the scene, and it had no plate or registration.
Officials have released surveillance footage of the vehicle and suspected driver, who they say tried to pay with a fake credit card before fleeing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers.