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Crimes Nearby: Two Men Shot

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Suffolk County Police are continuing their investigation into a shooting incident in Wyandanch on Thursday that left two men injured.

According to police, a group of people was standing on Davidson Street near Troy Avenue when two 24-year-old Wyandanch men were shot by an unknown person or persons at approximately 12:50 p.m. 

One of the men was shot in the arm and transported himself to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The second man was shot in the shoulder and transported himself to St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this shooting to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

• Man Seriously Injured in Hit and Run

Suffolk County Police Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are investigating a hit and run at a Huntington gas station that seriously injured an employee on Wednesday.

Police said they responded to a report of a man lying on the ground at the Sunoco gas station, located at 1888 Jericho Turnpike. According to eyewitness accounts, a man driving a newer-model Jeep Grand Cherokee was attempting to pull out of the station when he struck an employee that was standing by the gas pumps. The driver of the Jeep fled the scene and was last seen heading east on Route 25 in Huntington. 

The driver of the Jeep was described as a black male in his 20s or 30s.  The Jeep is possibly grey or silver and had out-of-state plates.  

The victim, Jaffery Syed, 60, of Greenlawn, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital via Suffolk County Police helicopter.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have information to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

• Stolen Drill Kits From Home Depot

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Seventh Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify a woman police said stole two drill kits worth $299 each from a Home Depot in Shirley.

On Wednesday, November 14, and on Sunday, January 6, police said a female entered the Home Depot at 399 William Floyd Pkwy, and each time stole a DeWalt drill kit. 

Both times, the woman placed the tool kit in a shopping cart and went to another area of the store where she removed the drill from the box and placed it into a large black shoulder bag, police said.

The woman is described as having medium-length brown hair and she was wearing a black jacket, hoop earrings, jeans and black boots.

• Man Steals Generator From Lowe’s 

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Third Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a man who police said stole a generator from a Bay Shore home improvement store.

According to police, the man took a generator from Lowe’s, at 800 Sunrise Highway, on January 8 at approximately 4 p.m. The man fled the parking lot in a dark-colored pickup truck.

• Stolen Cell Phone

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Third Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate a man they said stole a cell phone from Target in Bay Shore.

On Monday, December 10, at approximately 7:45 p.m., a male entered Target, located at 838 Sunrise Highway, and removed a cell phone from the store, police said. The suspect fled in a white Jeep.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about a crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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