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Weekly Recap: Driver Ends Up on Tracks, Public Assistance Fraud

A look back at the top stories of the week.

In case you missed them, here are the most read stories on Five Towns Patch this week:

5. Suspect Attempts to Rob Man at Knifepoint in Cedarhurst

A suspect armed with a knife attempted to mug a man walking down a Cedarhurst street Tuesday evening, but the victim was able to escape without giving up his belongings, police said.

4. Recovery Worker in Woodmere is Missing

A possibly suicidal man that was in Woodmere as part of a storm recovery cleanup crew from California was reported missing last Wednesday by the Nassau County Police Department.

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Click the link above to read about the latest additions to the area: Koko FitClub, Bogo and Advance Auto Parts.

2. 11 Charged in Public Assistance Fraud

Two Five Towns men are one of 11 people facing up to 15 years in prison after police say they stole over $400,000 in public assistance benefits, according to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice's office.

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A driver who was apparently cut off lost control of her vehicle last Friday and struck the third rail of the LIRR tracks at West Broadway in Hewlett, according to a witness.

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