The First Squad reports the arrest of an East Meadow man for a Robbery of a convenience store that occurred on Thursday, August 03, 2017 at 1:30 A.M in East Meadow.
According to detectives, the defendant Steven M. Hodish, 31, of 2364 7th Street, did enter a 7-11 convenience store located at 391 East Meadow Avenue, and stole 3 packs of cigarettes. The defendant Hodish did exit the store without paying and was chased by a store employee. A physical altercation ensued. Defendant Hodish was able to flee on foot.
A few minutes later, First Precinct officers while on patrol did observe the defendant running and attempted to stop him but he fled. Officers saw the defendant then enter 2364 7th Street where he resides and lock the door behind him. A short time later the defendant did come out of his home and was placed under arrest without incident.
Defendant Steven M. Hodish is charged with Robbery 3rd degree. He will be arraigned on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at First District Court in Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Abruzzo 08/03/17/0845/7833