The First Squad reports the details of two Robberies which occurred on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 in Freeport.
According to detectives, at approximately 6:00 P.M. a tall, light skinned male Hispanic, wearing dark clothing, a mask and gloves entered Crosstown Liquor located at 57 S. Main Street, armed with a silver semi-automatic handgun. He demanded money to which the female victim, 52, complied. The suspect fled in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash. The victim was alone in the store at the time of the incident. No injuries were reported.
At 6:40 P.M. the same suspect entered Sunoco gas station located at 279 Atlantic Avenue and demanded cash. The male victim, 55, refused, swatting at the gun. The suspect fled in an unknown direction with no proceeds. There was one customer in the store with the victim at the time of the incident. No injuries were reported.
Detectives ask anyone with information about this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
The First Squad reports the arrest of Matthew F. Metz, 19, of 73 Van Buren Street, Freeport for the above listed crimes. He is charged with two counts of Robbery, Robbery 1st degree (Attempt) and Assault 2nd degree. He will be arraigned on Friday, December 18, 2015 at First District Court in Hempstead.