Authorities say a customer phoned police after discovering the overnight clerk dead in an aisle of the store. The victim is described by police as a 50-year-old man from Valley Stream. Investigators are trying to determine if the slaying was the result of a botched robbery. Police have not confirmed whether or not any money or merchandise was missing for the store.
Back in November 2006, a Hicksville gas station just a block away from the BP station, was robbed and its attendant was fatally stabbed. Police are looking into whether there is a link between the two robberies.