Fifth Squad detectives report the arrest of two juvenile males for an incident that occurred on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Valley Stream.
According to detectives, two juvenile subjects, ages 16 and 17, were at an Auto Body Shop, 850 North Corona Avenue, retrieving a vehicle that had been repaired and a verbal dispute ensued regarding the defendant’s inability to pay the amount owed. The defendant, 17, then attempted to enter his vehicle and was confronted by the victim who is the shop owner. The male victim, 27 was then pushed and the defendant forcibly took $340.00 from his shirt pocket before both male subjects fled the scene. No injuries were reported.
A notification was then broadcast to area units and a short time later the vehicle was located and stopped at Dutch Broadway and East Gate in Elmont. A thorough investigation was conducted and both males were placed into custody. The defendant, 17, was found to be in possession of a switchblade knife and a substance believed to be marihuana.
Both juveniles are charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, and the 17 year old defendant was also charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Both defendants will be arraigned on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Mineola.
Details by: Det. Cardona/5th Squad 05/21/20/0030/8834