Police: 14-year-old robbed and assaulted man and woman who gave him ride to Freeport

Police say the victims were sitting in a car outside of a Uniondale McDonald's when the teen told them he was robbed and asked for a ride to the station.

Roberto Torres

Nov 19, 2023, 4:24 AM

Updated 210 days ago

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A 14-year-old was arrested for the robbery and assault of a man and a woman who were giving him a ride Saturday afternoon to the Freeport train station.
Police say the victims were sitting in a car outside of a Uniondale McDonald's when the teen told them he was robbed and asked for a ride to the station.
While on their way, detectives say the teen began punching both victims in the head and attempted to steal their cell phone. He then choked the male driver and held a screwdriver to his neck, while demanding his cell phone and money.
The teen then shifted the car into park which caused the vehicle to lose control and crash on Nassau Road in Roosevelt, causing extensive damage to the building.
The female victim flagged down a motorist and called 911.
Detectives say the teen then fled on Hudson Avenue as the driver followed him. The teen then struck the driver in the head with a metal pipe.
Officers who arrived on scene set up a perimeter with the help of a K-9 unit. They located the teen hiding on the side of a garage on West Fulton Avenue and arrested him.
An officer was injured during the arrest.
Both the driver and the female victim were taken to the hospital where they were listed in stable condition.
The 14-year-old was charged with four counts of assault in the second degree, robbery in the first degree, two counts of reckless endangerment in the second degree, two counts of menacing in the second degree, and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.
He will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court-Youth Part in Hempstead.


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