The Third Squad is investigating a Robbery (Attempt) that occurred on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 3:30 a.m. in Westbury.
According to detectives, the male victim, 74, was walking eastbound on Union Avenue when he stopped to tie his shoe. As he was kneeling down he was punched in the face by an unknown male suspect. The suspect then got on top of the victim and demanded his wallet. Before the victim could hand over his wallet, the suspect fled the scene northbound down an alley towards Maple Avenue. There were no proceeds reported. The victim was taken to an area hospital by a family member with a serious eye injury. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic approximately 30 years old, wearing a black shirt and black pants.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Details by: Det. Willdigg/3rd Sqd 03/12/19/1330/8812