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Man, Mom and Bank Hit in 3 Robberies in 1 Day


Nassau police are investigating three robberies that happened on Thursday involving a man who was shot in Hempstead, a woman pushing her baby in a stroller in Elmont and a Merrick bank. nassaucopcar-300x1692

In the Hempstead case, a 20-year-old man was walking on Gladys Avenue when a man demanded his money but when the victim said he had none, the robber shot him in the chest at 6:10 a.m., according to Robbery Squad detectives.

The victim made his way back to his home and called 911. He was taken to Nassau University Medical Center where he was admitted in critical but stable condition.


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In the Elmont robbery, a mother was pushing her infant in a stroller on Meacham Avenue when a purse snatcher  wearing a bandana over his face ran up from behind and grabbed her pocketbook off her shoulder at 7:45 p.m., according to 5th Squad detectives. 

When the victim screamed and grabbed her infant, the robber pulled out a knife and punched her in the face, causing swelling and a laceration to her eye, police said. The suspect fled northbound on Meacham Avenue with the pocketbook.

In the Merrick case, a robber gave a note demanding money to a teller at the Citibank on Merrick Road at 1:20 p.m., according to Robbery Squad detectives. The suspect left the bank after the teller told him she did not have any money in the drawer.

The suspect is described as a black man, 28-32 years old., 5’10” tall with a medium build and wearing a black hooded parka, tan pants, dark tinted glasses, carrying an umbrella. He fled northbound Hewlett Ave. on foot.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding these robberies to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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