Fifth Squad detectives report the arrest of an Elmont man for a Robbery that occurred on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 6:45 pm in Elmont.
According to detectives, the male victim, 18, used social media to arrange a meeting with Rocco Franklyn, 20, of 27 Caroline Avenue. When the victim arrived on Caroline Avenue, Franklyn entered his vehicle on the passenger side. Once in the car, Franklyn displayed a knife and placed it against the victim’s neck. The subject removed a cellular phone, a substance believed to be marijuana, a disposable vape and an undisclosed amount of US currency. Franklyn fled the scene.
A short time later the subject was located and placed under arrest.
Defendant Franklyn is charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree. He will be arraigned on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 in Mineola.
Deteails by: Det. Guzman/5th Sqd. 03/24/21/0520/8688