Wednesday, 03 June 2009 14:57
The Seventh Squad has reported the details of two robberies in Massapequa, both of which took place last Sunday morning, within one hour of each other. In both instances, the reported identities of the suspects were similar, also.
The first robbery, according to police, occurred on Sunday May 31 at 1:55 a.m.
According to detectives, a 19-year-old male victim was walking eastbound on Merrick Road in the vicinity of West Shore Drive when two subjects approached him. One subject grabbed the victim while the other suspect went through the victim’s pockets then pushed him to the ground, detectives added. After taking the victim’s cell phone, the subjects, who were described as white males in their teens with dark bandanas covering their faces, fled on foot in unknown directions, detectives said. There were no injuries.
The second robbery, detectives said, took place also on Sunday in Massapequa at 2:50 a.m.
According to detectives, the 20-year-old male victim was walking westbound on Massachusetts Avenue in the vicinity of Bedford Place when two subjects ran up behind him. When the victim turned around he was confronted by one subject holding a wooden object, possibly a baseball bat, while the second subject demanded everything he had, detectives added. After taking an unknown amount of U.S. currency, the subjects, who were described as white males in their teens, one wearing a dark bandana covering his face, fled on foot eastbound on Commonwealth Avenue, detectives said. There were no injuries.
Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.