Third Squad detectives report the arrest of a Hempstead man for an incident that occurred on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11:36 am in Hempstead.
According to detectives, while inside Jerusalem Fresh Market, 415 Jerusalem Avenue, Uzoechi Jibuike, 49, of 3 Searing Street, took a packaged phone charger from a display and attempted to use it before paying for it. Store employees confronted him and advised him he needed to pay for the item. Jibuike then became irate, removed two store displayed kitchen knives and threw them at the victims before leaving the store with the unpaid for phone charger. No injuries occurred during the incident.
Hempstead Police were dispatched to the scene, located Jibuike a short distance away and placed him into custody without further incident. He was transported to an area hospital for evaluation and is charged with Robbery 1st Degree, two (2) counts of Menacing 2nd Degree, two (2) counts of Attempted Assault 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th Degree. He will be arraigned when medically practical.
Details by: Det.Echavarria/3rd Squad 06/12/19/2040/6672