The Seventh Squad reports the Arrest of an East Hartford, CT man for Robbery that occurred on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:20 p.m. in Wantagh.
According to detectives, police officers responded to a radio assignment for a Robbery in progress at the Jones Beach Hotel, located at 3275 Byron St. Investigation discovered the defendant, Justin Gagnon, 35, of 81 Governor St., entered the premises and approached the front desk. He demanded the 23-year-old male victim give him money from the register while he displayed a hand gun. After the victim complied, a struggle ensued with the 62-year-old female hotel manager. During this confrontation, the male victim was able to grab the gun from the defendant. The struggle continued outside when a second male, 54 years old, assisted the victim in holding Justin Gagnon until the police arrived. Upon arrival, officers placed the defendant into custody.
The victims both suffered minor injuries.
The defendant was transported to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation.
Justin Gagnon is charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree and Criminal Use of a Firearm 1st Degree. He will be arraigned on Friday, September 27, 2019 at First District Court, Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Carbone/7th Squad 09/26/19/2345/8751