According to detectives, Patrick Allen, 20, of 11 Walnut Place, Oyster Bay, while inside of Carvel located at 2 Audrey Ave., grabbed a female victim’s, 18, wallet as she was attempting to pay for her ice cream. A struggle ensued between the defendant and victim for the wallet, causing the defendant to damage the front door as he fled with the proceeds. While fleeing on South St., the defendant attempted to remove a purse from another female victim, 57, but was unsuccessful due to the victim holding onto the strap.
No injuries were reported.
Second Precinct Police officers located the defendant a short time later on Audrey Ave./Maxwell Ave., where he was placed under arrest. The proceeds were recovered. Allen is being charged with Robbery 3rd Degree, Attempted Robbery 3rd Degree, and Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree. He will be arraigned on Saturday, 01/30/16 in First District Court, Hempstead.