Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Police Department detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate the man they believe used counterfeit money to purchase a gift card at a store on Route 58 in Riverhead last month.
Police said a man entered Walgreens, located at 1196 Old Country Road, and purchased a $500 gift card using five counterfeit $100 bills on Jan. 16 at 6:20 p.m.
Authorities described the suspect as a black male standing 5 feet 11 inches tall with a beard. He was wearing a red jacket and jeans at the time of the incident, surveillance video shows.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest, police said.
Any with information on either robbery is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS or the Riverhead Police Department at 631-727-4500.