Nassau County police have apprehended a suspect they said stabbed a man in the face during a carjacking in Garden City before going on a shopping spree with the victim’s credit cards three weeks ago.
Third Squad detectives and Garden City village police arrested Tayquan Clark and two other suspects from Hempstead on Monday.
Police said the 20-year-old man asked the 44-year-old victim for a ride to the Long Island Rail Road’s County Line Press train station on March 2.
Upon arrival, Clark got out of the vehicle, then stabbed the victim in the face, chest and left arm, police said.
When the victim got out of the vehicle, Clark got in the driver’s seat and fled, police said. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.
The next day, Clark, 37-year-old Tonya Morgan and 20-year-old Kadeem Andrews bought more than $600 worth of liquor from Hempstead Liquors on Main Street using credit cards in the victim’s wallet, which was left in the vehicle, police said.
Clark also allegedly bought a pair of sneakers from Roosevelt Field Mall in East Garden City using one of the stolen credit cards.
The vehicle was recovered in Uniondale two days after the alleged carjacking.
Clark was charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. Morgan and Andrews were each charged with criminal possession of stolen property. All three were charged with identity theft.
All three will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.