2 Hempstead Teens Charged in Robbery Spree

Nassau County police arrested two teenagers in an alleged robbery spree in Hempstead after they took four cell phones from five victims over the course of nine days.

The spree, which police said started on Nov. 28, came to an end Friday when Hempstead police apprehended the two teens—ages 14 and 15—after they allegedly robbed their fifth victim for his cell phone, according to police.

The two Hempstead teens were charged with first-degree robbery, three counts of second-degree robbery and grand larceny.


Police said the pair allegedly robbed a 14-year-old male victim on Nov. 28 and a 15-year-old victim on Dec. 4. Two days later, the teens were allegedly armed with a knife when they demanded a cell phone from a 12-year-old male victim at Our Lady of Loretta Church on Greenwich Street, police said.

Before their arrest on Friday, the teens also threatened a 20-year-old victim on Peninsula Boulevard, but they fled the scene after the man fought them off, police said.

Both teens are scheduled to be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Police ask that anyone who feels they may have been victims of this robbery spree to contact the Third Squad at 516-573-6352.

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