According to detectives, defendants Jamel Washington, 24, and Terrence McBride, 18, both of 42 Roquette Avenue went to an Elmont apartment to barter a PlayStation 3 console in exchange for a lap top computer. The 40 year old male victim refused and ordered the two men to leave his Hempstead Turnpike home. As the victim was closing the door, the defendants became irate and forcibly pushed opened the door and re-entered the apartment. Defendant Washington then threatened the victim with a 5 inch knife, while defendant McBride grabbed a metal golf club and proceeded to hit another male victim also inside the apartment on his legs. The defendants then tried unsuccessfully to grab the lap top computer and fled the scene. After a search of the area, Fifth Precinct Officers were able to arrest defendant Washington on Hempstead Turnpike and Elmont Road at 1:00 am. Defendant McBride was later arrested at 1:47 am in front of 535 Hempstead Turnpike. Both victims refused further medical assistance at the scene.
Defendants Washington and McBride are being charged with Burglary 1st Degree, 2 counts of Attempted Robbery, Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon 4th Degree. They will be arraigned on Friday, July 29, 2016 at First District Court, Hempstead.