http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/clerk-beaten-defending-co-worker-in-roosevelt-1.5489270 A gas station store clerk became the victim of an assault late Friday night in Roosevelt when he tried to use a stick to defend his co-worker against a group of young men, police said. Nassau County detectives said five or six men between the ages of 18 and 25 years old began arguing with a male employee of the Foodmart gas station at 284 W. Centennial Ave. about 10:30 p.m. The second employee, a 20-year-old man, grabbed a stick from behind the counter and approached the group, telling them to leave the store, police said. [HR][/HR] PHOTOS: Mug shots | Notorious crimes | Caught on tape ALERTS: Get crime reports from your area | Breaking news alerts [HR][/HR] One subject took the stick from the employee and struck him in the head causing a laceration, police said. The subjects fled the store in three unidentified vehicles northbound on Brookside Avenue, police said. The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries, police said. Detectives request anyone with information about the assault to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.