First Squad detectives report the arrest of a Hempstead man for a robbery that occurred in East Meadow on Thursday, 05/14/15 at 1:28 P.M.
According to detectives, Adrian Crocker, 23, of 189 Wellesley St., while at the bus stop on Front St. and Berg Ave., stood next to a female victim, 34, asked her the time and then proceeded to rip the victim’s gold chain from her neck. The victim yelled out and a male witness, 48, grabbed the defendant causing the defendant to flee on foot without the chain. Upon receiving a description of the defendant, First Precinct police officers observed him walking on Mitchell Ave. When the officer tried to stop the defendant, he fled through rear yards. The officer gave chase and located the defendant hiding in bushes on Mitchell Ave.
No injuries were reported.
Crocker is being charged with Robbery 3rd Degree and will be arraigned on Friday, 05/15/15 in First District Court, Hempstead.