Have you seen this hit-and-run driver?
Have you seen this hit-and-run driver?

Suffolk County police are asking for the public’s help in finding a hit-and-run driver who struck an SUV, stopped to apologize and then fled the scene last month in Melville.

A woman was driving her Ford Escape eastbound on Ruland Road when a silver or white Honda CRV made an illegal left turn out of the 7-Eleven parking lot on Broadhollow Road and hit her truck at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, police said.

Second Precinct Crime Section officers said the suspect is described as a white man in his late teens or early 20s, 5-feet, 8-inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a red V-neck T-shirt and black pants.

Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect and are offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who recognizes him and can provide information leading to his arrest.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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Timothy Bolger is the Editor in Chief of the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.