Third Squad detectives report the arrest of a Queens man, for a Robbery that occurred on Friday, August 23, 2019, at 1:00 pm in East Garden City.
According to detectives, Ashley Eugene, 30, of 164-44 222nd Street, became irate while attempting to return a wireless controller for his gaming system at the Microsoft Retail Store, 630 Old Country Road. The defendant took a replacement controller off the shelf and proceeded to exit the store without paying for it. A store employee confronted him and advised him he needed to pay for the item. Eugene picked up a laptop and threw it at the employee causing him to injure his hand. After leaving the store with the unpaid merchandise the defendant did return brandishing a knife and damaged a computer monitor.
Third Precinct officers located the defendant and after conducting a subsequent car stop, placed him under arrest without further incident.
Eugene is charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Robbery 2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree. He will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
Details by: Det. Farrell/3rd Squad 08/24/2019/0130/8834