A Valley Stream man was arrested for allegedly attempting to rob the BP gas station at 1280 Peninsula Blvd. in Hewlett at 10:55 a.m on May 17.
Police said that Rodolfo Umana, 34, entered the gas station mini market and attempted to hide a beer bottle in his pocket.
When questioned by the cashier, he stated that he had a gun. Umana then left the store without paying for the beer. He entered a blue Chevrolet driven by another person and fled the scene. He was found a short time later on Forest Avenue in Woodmere and arrested.
Umana is charged with robbery first-degree, meancing in the third degree and false personation. He was expected to be arraigned in Mineola on May 18.