A man who stole a car from a Westbury gas station Sunday morning before crashing it and fleeing is still at large, police announced.
A male driver, 43, was filling up his 2022 Mercedes at a Shell Gas Station on 865 Carman Ave. at 8:50 a.m. Police say a black male described as wearing gray sweatpants, got out of a nearby gray Audi and then entered the victim’s vehicle, driving off and fleeing southbound on Carman Avenue.
The gas pump nozzle still attached to the Mercedes was ripped off as the subject fled. The driver of the gray Audi also fled the scene southbound on Carman Avenue, police said.
The driver of the hijacked Mercedes then got into an auto accident at the intersection of Carman Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike and disappeared. The victim, 55, reported no injuries at the scene.
The Mercedes was later abandoned near the Hempstead Turnpike and Park Avenue intersection in East Meadow. The investigation is ongoing.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. Callers will remain anonymous.