Crimes Nearby: RVC Store Robbery, Green Acres Stabbing

A rundown of crime stories from neighboring communities.

Rockville Centre AT&T Wireless Robbed at Gunpoint

Nassau County police are investigating an armed robbery on Friday at the AT&T Wireless store in Rockville Centre.

According to detectives, two male subjects armed with handguns entered the 237 Sunrise Highway store and demanded money.

A 44-year-old male employee, along with two other male employees — ages 23 and 26 — gave the suspects cash from the register and an assortment of cell phones, police reported. The subjects fled westbound in a white vehicle.

There were no injuries reported.

Cops: Man Stabbed Victim in Green Acres Parking Lot

A Rosedale man was charged with attempted murder last Thursday after he allegedly stabbed another man several times in the Green Acres Mall parking lot, according to police.

On Dec. 27 at 5:48 p.m., Garth L. Blair, 31, was apparently involved in an argument with the 23-year-old male victim, police said. Blair then allegedly took out a knife and stabbed the victim several times in his chest, back and legs. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was listed in critical but stable condition. Blair fled the scene in an unknown direction, according to police.

On Dec. 29, Fourth Squad detectives, with the assistance of Nassau County Bureau of Special Operations, responded to a 192nd Street home in Jamaica and placed the defendant into custody without incident. Blair is charged with second-degree attempted murder.

Man Arrested After Firing Gun Into the Air

A North Woodmere man was arrested after he allegedly shot his gun in the air after having an argument with another man, police said.

On Dec. 17 at 10:10 a.m., Brandon J. Schmidt, 21, apparently got into a verbal altercation with a 27-year-old man in front of his West Valley Boulevard home, a 69-year-old witness told police. Schmidt then allegedly pointed a black handgun into the air and fired one round. He left the scene in a 2008 Honda.

Later, Schmidt turned himself in to Fourth Squad detectives and was placed under arrest and processed. A 9 mm shell casing was recovered at the scene. No injuries were reported.

Schmidt is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, criminal use of a firearm in the second degree and second-degree reckless endangerment.

Stranger Tries to Lure Lynbrook Student Into Car

A man in his forties approached a female Lynbrook student in December and attempted to coax her to get into his car.

The encounter happened on Atlantic Avenue on Dec. 17, according to Lynbrook Schools Interim Superintendent Melissa Burak, who sent letters home and posted them on the district's Web site to alert parents.

The suspect, who was driving a black Lexus, requested the girl get into his vehicle. Another student from Lynbrook High School was also approached while walking from the Phillips Plaza area by a man driving a van. Both sought help immediately and the Lynbrook Police Department was notified.

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