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Crimes Nearby: 99 Cent Store Robbed, Prostitution Arrests

A rundown of police stories from neighboring communities.

Valley Stream 99 Cent Store Robbed at Gunpoint

An armed robber on Friday pointed a handgun at a Valley Stream 99 center store cashier before making off with money, police said.

On Jan. 4 at 6:56 p.m., the 32-year-old female victim, who works at Super 99 Cent Store at 525 West Merrick Rd., was approached by a black man wearing a black leather jacket, black mask, gray hat and black jeans, according to police.

The suspect went behind the register, pointed a handgun at her and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash. He fled the scene on foot westbound on Merrick Road. 

Two customers and three employees were in the store at the time of the incident. No injuries were reported.

Detectives ask that anyone with information about this crime should contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.

Cops: West Hempstead Spa Employees Offered Sex Acts for Money

An undercover investigation by Nassau County police led to the arrests of two unlicensed massage therapists at a West Hempstead spa who allegedly offered to perform sexual acts for money.

The Narcotics/Vice Bureau arrested Flushing residents Liru Xia, 43, and Qili Duan, 27, Wednesday at 4:40 p.m. in West Hempstead. According to detectives, an undercover operation determined that Xia and Duan, while working at the Royal Day Spa, located at 300 Hempstead Tpke., practiced massage therapy without a license. The women also allegedly offered to engage in a sexual act for an undisclosed amount of money. They were taken into custody without incident.

Both women were charged with unauthorized practice and prostitution.

Trio Attacks Man at Lakeview Deli

Three Lakeview men were arrested Wednesday night for allegedly attacking another man at a local deli and stealing his phone.

According to detectives, a 30-year-old male victim was inside a delicatessen located at 1290 Woodfield Rd. on Jan. 2 when a verbal confrontation began shortly before 10 p.m. with Reginald Summers, 44, Terence Cunningham, 26, and Volney Milfort, 26, all of Lakeview.

Summers allegedly grabbed the victim by the jacket and pulled him outside the store as Cunningham and Milfort followed. The victim removed his cell phone to call police when Summers punched him in the face and about the head knocking him to the ground, report police.

Summers then allegedly grabbed the cell phone from the victim’s hand and all three suspects went back inside the delicatessen. When they exited the store, Summers threw the cell phone at the victim.

Fourth Precinct police officers arrived and after an investigation, the three were taken into custody. A Nassau County Police Ambulance responded and the victim was treated at the scene for an abrasion to his right eye, and contusions and swelling to the back of his head.

Two More RVC Teens Arrested for Roxen Road Assault

Two more Rockville Centre teens have been arrested in connection with a June assault that put a 44-year-old resident in the hospital with broken ribs.

According to the RVC Police Department, William Nelson and Nolan Kelly, both 18, were arrested on Dec. 27 after turning themselves in to the First Precinct in Nassau County.

Nelson and Kelly have been charged with gang assault in the second degree.

According to police, the assault happened when the wife of the victim was walking her dog on Nottingham Road and was verbally accosted by five to eight young men. She ran home and told her husband of the incident, and the two drove around the neighborhood looking for the men to demand an apology.

They found the group on Roxen Road, which is where the assault took place, police said. Neighbors who heard the disturbance called police at 11:55 p.m. The men fled before police arrived and Nassau County detectives were called in to join the investigation.

The man was transported by Rockville Centre police to Mercy Medical Center where he was treated for broken ribs, multiple contusions and injuries to the face and jaw.

For police reports, click the following links: Lynbrook, Rockville Centre arrests and incidents

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