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Crimes Nearby: Attempted Murder Arrests, Thefts

A rundown of last week's police & fire stories from neighboring Patch sites.

The following information was supplied by the Nassau County Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

Nassau County Police are investigating a robbery that occurred early Friday morning at the 7-Eleven on Hempstead Avenue in West Hempstead.

According to detectives, an unknown black male suspect entered the 7-Eleven located at 310 Hempstead Avenue around 5:15 a.m. While displaying a knife, he demanded money from two male store clerks, ages 60 and 49, and after obtaining an undetermined amount of cash, the suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is further described as having a slight build, 6-feet tall and wearing a white bandana over his face, New York Yankees baseball cap, black hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

Nassau County Police arrested a second Hempstead man Wednesday for an  that occurred in Lakeview in early June.

According to Special Investigations Squad detectives, the 29-year-old victim, while standing in front of 393 Bee Gee Court, was approached by Marshall Thomas, 18, of Hempstead, around 5 p.m. on June 6. After stating to the victim to “Give it up”, Thomas allegedly pulled out a .40 caliber handgun and pointed it at the victim’s body, firing it numerous times and striking the victim in the hand and neck area.

Thomas then fled the scene and entered a waiting vehicle, which was parked in front of 10 Champlain Avenue, according to police. The vehicle, which then fled the scene, was allegedly being driven by Andre Walker, 23, of Hempstead.

The victim was removed to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. A subsequent investigation led detectives to Walker, who was located and placed under arrest on July 5. During his arrest, Walker was in possession of a gravity knife.

The continuing investigation eventually led detectives to the whereabouts of Thomas, who on August 22, 2012, was located on Woodfield Road in Lakeview and placed under arrest.

The Nassau County Police have revealed more details about  and are seeking the public's help in apprehending the suspect.

According to detectives with the Fifth Squad, a 46-year-old woman was in her Baldwin Drive home on Aug. 20 when around 12:37 p.m. she saw a white male standing in the hallway. The suspect fled the home through the rear door on foot without any proceeds, according to police.

He is described as male white, 5’8” tall, thin build, wearing black shorts, a black T-shirt, and white sneakers. There were no injuries reported.

Two men, including one from Long Beach, were arrested early Monday morning after allegedly threatening another man with an extendable baton and a stun gun and then robbing him in Oceanside.

According to Nassau County detectives, around 12:04 a.m., the 22-year-old male victim was standing in front of a home on Davison Avenue when he was dragged inside the residence by the defendants Kyle Mclaughlin, 25, of Long Beach, and Ben Atias, 25, of Oceanside.

Once inside, Mclaughlin displayed an expandable baton and Atias displayed a stun gun when they went through the victim's pockets and took prescription medication that belonged to the victim, police said. Both defendants fled in a white Mercedes Benz.

A short time later Fourth Precinct officers arrested both defendants without incident, police said. No injuries were reported.

Cops: Man Arrested for Using Counterfeit Money

A Brooklyn man was arrested last Saturday after he allegedly tried to purchase goods at the Green Acres Mall with counterfeit money, according to police.

Raymond Lewis, 46, is charged with 10 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

On Aug. 18 at 7 p.m., police said Lewis entered Sears at 1150 Green Acres Mall and purchased a Nikon digital camera and other accessories totaling $864.58. He then tried to pay using nine alleged counterfeit $100 bills. According to police, upon Lewis’ arrest, officers found another counterfeit $100 bill in his possession.

A West Hempstead man was arrested last Friday for allegedly engaging in criminal sex acts with a child he met on the website CraigsList.

Suffolk County Police arrested David Boutin, 42, of West Hempstead, at 3:41 p.m. on Aug. 17 at the Long Island Power Authority property, located north of Route 25A in Shoreham.

A Seventh Precinct patrol officer, who was searching a utilities access road for a stolen dirt bike, allegedly observed Boutin sitting with a child in the rear seat of a blue 2010 Toyota Corolla and arrested him. He was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual act.

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