The Third Squad reports the arrest of a Freeport man for a Robbery that occurred on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 2:06 p.m. in East Garden City.According to Detectives, a male subject entered Clientele, located at 630 Old Country Road, and began selecting clothing items. Employees observed the subject acting suspicious and began to monitor him. The subject attempted to exit the store without paying for the items and was approached by store employees. A struggle ensued and the subject pulled out a black and gray handgun. During the struggle the subject struck a male victim, 33, on his face causing a laceration above his right eye. The victim was able to gain possession of the handgun and the subject fled the scene on foot. On Monday, December 20, 2021 NYPD Officers located the subject attempting to flee the country by airplane and took him into custody. Third Squad Detectives responded to Kings County Criminal Court and took custody of the defendant Bernardo Dezil, 22, of 12 Midwood Place. A further investigation determined the handgun used by the defendant had been stolen from North Carolina.The defendant Bernardo Dezil has been charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Criminal Use of a Firearm 1st Degree, two (2) counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Firearm and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree. He was arraigned on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead.
Details by: Det. McCoy/3rd Squad 12/22/21/0815/8812