The Fifth Squad reports the arrest of an Elmont man for a robbery that occurred on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 12:18 p.m. in Elmont.
According to Detectives, Al Toussaint, 22, of Diellen Lane, entered Your Food & Snack Zone located at 1624 Dutch Broadway, and attempted to purchase a smoking product. The store attendant asked him for proof of his age which enraged defendant Toussaint, as he was not able to provide this. The defendant pulled out a knife and threatened the store attendant while demanding the product. A coworker was able to call the Police at which time the defendant kicked the exit door, breaking the glass, and then fled the scene. Officers responded and were able to locate the defendant at the intersection of Opal Street and Lenox Street. They placed him under arrest without further incident.
Defendant Toussaint is charged with Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree, Criminal Mischief 4th Degree and Menacing 2nd Degree. He will be arraigned on Friday, February 10, 2023, at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead.