Fifth Squad detectives are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred in Franklin Square on Thursday, 04/06/17 at 7:36 P.M.
According to detectives, a male subject entered The Smoke Shop located at 774 Hempstead Tpke., approached the clerk and demanded money. The clerk did not comply and the subject fled the scene on foot westbound on Hempstead Tpke., and then north on Poppy Ave., without proceeds. No injuries were reported.
The subject is described as a male white in his 30’s, approximately 5’5” tall, 120 lbs., thin build, wearing a black hooded sweat jacket, blue jeans, white sneakers and red/white/blue bandana across his face. No further description is available.
Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Details by: Det. Locke/Fifth Squad 04/07/17/0240/7740
*** UPDATE ***
Fifth Squad detectives report the arrest of Peter Weziewicz, 34, of 12 Carl Avenue, Franklin Square in connection with the above incident.
According to detectives, a subsequent investigation involving DNA evidence that was left at the scene by Wezkiewicz led to the identification, location and arrest of the defendant.
It was later determined that Wezkiewicz did take 2 cartons of cigarettes from the store at the time of the incident.
Wezkiewicz is charged with Robbery 1st Degree and will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 12/13/2017.
Details by: Det. Locke/5th Squad 12/12/17/2010/6672