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A rundown of incidents that occurred in the past week.

A 24-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday while walking in West Hempstead.

Nassau County Police are investigating the incident, which occurred around 3 a.m. Detectives said the two victims were walking in the vicinity of Hempstead Turnpike and Broad Street when they were approached by an unknown black male suspect displaying a handgun.

The suspect demanded money from the male victim, who surrendered his wallet, police said. It contained an unknown amount of U.S. currency and personal papers. Then, the robber grabbed the female victim’s pocketbook, which also contained an unknown amount of U.S. currency and personal papers, police said.

No injuries were reported.

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An East Meadow man was arrested Saturday afternoon after allegedly using a real estate scheme to defraud several people out of more than $15,000.

According to Nassau County detectives, Jamel Smith, 38, of East Meadow, acted as a real estate agent between Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 and Wednesday, May 9, 2012. In that time he secured down payments for rental properties in Elmont, Hempstead and West Hempstead.

An investigation by detectives from the Nassau County Police Department's Third and Fifth Squad, along with Hempstead Police, discovered that Smith would place an ad on Craigslist to arrange a meeting with the victims at which time he would secure a payment, police said.

This occurred at least eight different times for a loss of more than $15,000 to the victims, police said.

Police are still searching for an armed robber who shot a 30-year-old man in Lakeview Friday evening.

According to Nassau County detectives, around 5:09 p.m., the victim withdrew money from an ATM in a store on Woodfield Road. After withdrawing the money, the man was standing with friends on Bee Gee Court when he was approached by the suspect.

The suspect displayed an automatic handgun and demanded the 30-year-old's property, police said. The victim grabbed the suspect's arm and the suspect discharged the weapon.

After the weapon was fired, the victim stepped back and the suspect pointed the firearm at his face, firing one shot which struck the victim in the hand, police said. As the suspect fled, he discharged the weapon again striking the victim in the shoulder.

The victim was transported by Nassau County ambulance to an area hospital for treatment where he is listed in stable condition. 

Police are searching for a man who robbed a bank in Long Beach Friday afternoon.

According to , a man walked into , at 550 Long Beach Blvd., approached a teller at a window and left with an undetermined amount of money at about 12 p.m. on June 8. 

“No weapon was displayed,” Sgt. Eric Cregeen, the department’s public information officer, said Friday afternoon. “At this time it’s unknown whether he passed a note or if it was an oral demand … There’s no figure on the proceeds.”

The suspect, who is described as a white male, fled the scene. 

Students were allegedly threatened with losing prom and graduation on the last day of classes Friday morning after anti-Semitic graffiti was found behind Lynbrook High School.

A photo sent to Lynbrook Patch confirmed that a graphic anti-Semitic phrase, along with several other graffiti markings, was posted on the back of the school.

Among the phrases were "F%@* Jew," "Smokey Joe" and "563."

According to Urban Dictionary, 563 is "A street gang established in Lynbrook" made up of mostly Caucasian and Hispanic males. "They 'Jump each other in' following a blood in blood out rule." The "563" relates to the Lynbrook area code 11563.

Lynbrook Police were also reported to be at the high school earlier Friday.

Kenneth Robinson — a Long Beach man convicted of passing information from law firms to facilitate a scheme that netted at least $37 million in illegal profits — was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison for his role in a long-term insider trading conspiracy with stock trader Garrett Bauer and attorney Matthew Kluger, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.  

Robinson, 46, a mortgage broker, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and two counts of securities fraud.

During his hearing in April 2011, Robinson admitted to acting as the middleman, passing the insider information from Kluger to Bauer more than 10 years ago, according to Newark Star-Ledger.

Two Bronx men were arrested after multiple assaults and a stabbing outside of the  Nightclub on June 3 in West Hempstead.

According to Nassau County detectives, Francis Anesky, 20, and Mark Morgan, 21, of the Bronx, were involved in an altercation in the parking lot of Tabu, located at 514 Hempstead Turnpike, on Sunday around 4:25 a.m.

During the altercation, Morgan allegedly repeatedly stabbed three victims, a 25-year-old male and two 26-year-old males, police said. Anesky also allegedly punched the 25-year-old male victim in the face, causing him to sustain several broken front teeth.

The 25-year-old male victim went to a local area hospital for treatment of his injuries and was later released, police said. The two 26-year-old male victims were transported by police ambulance to a local area hospital for treatment of serious stab wounds and were admitted.

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