Nassau County police released Wednesday a sketch and video of the armed robber wanted for shooting and killing a 43-year-old man outside of the victim’s Mineola home seven weeks ago.
The victim’s brother told investigators that he overheard the assailant say “give me the money” before shooting Oscar Granados outside of the Roslyn Road home that the victim shared with his family at 9:42 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, police have said.
“We don’t have any intimate knowledge of him being followed or this just occurring on the street,” Det. Capt. John Azzata, commander of the Homicide Squad, told reporters Wednesday during a news conference at police headquarters.
Azzata confirmed that Granados had been gambling earlier that evening and was known to carry cash. He said it is unclear if the victim walked away from a game with big winnings, but he still had some cash on him when police arrived.
A taxi cab driver had dropped the victim off moment before the robber confronted him, police have said.
Police released the sketch and video in the hope that someone will recognize him—perhaps even through his distinct way of walking—and turn in the gunmen, who is believed to still be on Long Island.
“We have no reason to believe he’s left the area,” Azzata said.
Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.