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Cops: 2 Teens Rob Another in Front of Home

Five Towns teens take cell phone and flee in Inwood, cops said.

Two Five Towns teens face robbery charges after they allegedly took another teen’s cell phone and stole from a friend’s house, according to Nassau County Police.

A 17-year-old male was standing in front of his house on Church Street in Inwood when he was approached by Oskar Puk, 16, of Inwood, and Joshua Mackay-Smith, 16, of Hewlett, cops said. The two then demanded the victim hand over cash and his cell phone, police said. Mackay-Smith grabbed the victim’s cell phone and the two fled the scene, detectives reported.

The victim called the police immediately and gave a description of the two. Mackay-Smith was found shortly after on Stanley Street and was arrested, cops said. Puk was found shortly after on Stanley Street and arrested, police reported.

The incident happened at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Puk and Mackay-Smith had also stolen items from a 19-year-old’s home after he invited them to spend the night, cops said.

Mackay-Smith was charged three days earlier for stealing from cars.

Puk and Mackay-Smith were charged with second-degree robbery and fourth-degree grand larceny. They were arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Kathryn Mennella February 24, 2014 at 08:14 AM
Oh great....arrest him ...put him in jail and let the tax payers pay for his education.....
Brendan February 24, 2014 at 09:05 AM
Any of the bleeding hearts from the other day care to defend this dope of a kid now? A straight up loser, he needs to be removed from society so the rest of us can go about our business in peace.
jim February 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM
they want to go to college!!!!!!!
Sal Anthony February 24, 2014 at 06:02 PM
Yup they were defending him a few days ago. Keep sympathizing with these crooks and they will keep robbing people!!! Throw them in jail the 2 losers!!
Kathryn Mennella February 24, 2014 at 06:06 PM
Instead of a free college degree how about having them learn to clean up some of the messes in the five towns....like sweeping the debris from the streets and parking lots.....taking care of pot holes.....STOP CODDLING......maybe they will learn how to become law abiding citizens if they have to bust their butts instead doing NOTHING
Sal Anthony February 25, 2014 at 01:18 AM
There mommys coddle them. Remember a long time ago the word CHORES.
Sal Anthony February 25, 2014 at 01:29 AM
Umm jeremy and kathryn this was that poor little boy you both were protecting the other day for breaking into cars in hewlett. What is his poor little excuse for commiting a violent robbery a few days later? Im listening.
Sal Anthony February 25, 2014 at 01:30 AM
Still think we are all rushing to judgment? WE ALL DON'T THINK SO!!! GET WITH THE PROGRAM!!!
Vincent February 25, 2014 at 07:25 AM
Well, there goes the neighborhood. ;-)
Penquin February 25, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Maybe they will hook up with the guy from LB who attempted the beer and cash robbery. Same IQ.
Kathryn Mennella February 25, 2014 at 08:43 PM
Let the courts decide isn't protecting.......last I heard that's how things went....
Kathryn Mennella February 25, 2014 at 08:45 PM
And it's their...not there
Kathryn Mennella February 25, 2014 at 08:46 PM
That was for Sal Anthony...not Vincent ..lol
Sal Anthony February 25, 2014 at 08:52 PM
Kathryn my spelling does suck but i never robbed anybody. You attack me because my spelling but you defend criminals. I wish you were my mommy.
Kathryn Mennella February 25, 2014 at 08:56 PM
Oh lighten up Sal...it was a joke...and I do not defend criminals...I think they should all rot in jail....and we should not offer them an education...we should make them earn their not there...joke again....keep....all I said it wasn't for me to make the call...I'm not an attorney...or a judge.....and if I sat on a jury...and thought them guilty...I would find them so....THE END
Sal Anthony February 25, 2014 at 10:11 PM
Good im glad we agree kathryn.

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