Third Squad detectives report the arrest of three individuals for an incident that occurred on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 2:55 am in New Hyde Park.
According to detectives, a 23 year old male victim, while in the parking lot of 7 Eleven, 1599 Hillside Avenue, flagged down a nearby 3rd Precinct patrol officer and advised the officer that he was just robbed by three individuals, one of whom struck him with a pair of crutches and took his wallet. The officer was advised that the three then drove away in a white Porsche.
A notification was broadcast with a description of the car as well as the individuals involved and a short time later they were located, apprehended and placed under arrest without incident.
Alston Tamura, 17, of 50-37 Morenci Lane, Queens, Edward Diee, 19, of 14466 27th Avenue, Queens and Daniel Eduardo Franco Rivera, 24, of 4809 Francis Lewis Blvd., Oakland Gardens, Queens were charged as follows:
Defendant Tamura: Robbery 1st Degree and Robbery 2nd Degree.
Defendant Diee: Robbery 1st Degree, two (2) counts of Robbery 2nd Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon 4th Degree.
Defendant Rivera Franco: Robbery 2nd Degree.
All defendants were arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 2/28/2018.
Details by: Det. Wunsch/3rd Squad 02/28/18/1730/6672