Fifth Squad Detectives report the arrest of a Roosevelt man for a robbery that occurred on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 5:40 pm in Lakeview.
According to detectives, a male walked into a convenience store located at 689 Woodfield Road. The subject removed a customer’s change off the counter and fled the store. The male employee, 18, followed the subject and confronted him on the street. A struggle ensued. The subject displayed a pair of scissors and stabbed the victim in the chin. The victim was able to recover the money and called 911 when he returned to the store.
Officers located Thornell Harris, 53, of 51 E. Pennywood Avenue and placed him under arrest without incident.
The victim suffered a laceration to his chin but refused medical attention.
Defendant Harris is charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree. He will be arraigned on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at First District Court, Hempstead.