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Crimes Nearby: Convicted Murderers Sentenced, Armed Robberies

A round-up of the top crime stories in communities neighboring Malverne, West Hempstead and Lynbrook.

Crimes Nearby: Convicted Murderers Sentenced, Armed Robberies

The following information was supplied by the , Rockville Centre. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

Two Rockville Centre residents recently  a Yonkers woman and shooting her husband and daughter were sentenced to 75 years to life in state prison last Tuesday.

Charles Parsley, 28, and Kasaun White, 29, both of Old Mill Court, were found guilty in the second-degree murder of Sandra Hackley, 36, and the shooting of her husband and 12-year-old daughter.

Parsley and White were also convicted of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and first-degree burglary.

According to the  Westchester County District Attorney's Office, in April 2010, White posed as a UPS delivery man to gain access into Hackley's Yonkers Avenue apartment building. When Hackley's husband, Rafael Cornielle, opened the door to accept the "delivery", authorities said the duo opened fire, fatally shooting Hackley and injuring Cornielle and their 12-year-old daughter.

Authorities said the two gunmen fled through the front door of the building, out onto Yonkers Avenue, where witnesses saw them enter a dark-colored pick up truck and flee. A third suspect, English Thomas, 29, of Uniondale — who officials said was the getaway driver — is awaiting trial.

Authorities said they still do not know the motive for targeting Hackley.

Howard Beach Man Arrested for Attempted Robbery of Jewelry Store

Police arrested a Howard Beach man for attempting to rob a Franklin Square jewelry store in mid-January.

Nassau County Police say Darren Elliott, 25, and another male suspect attempted to rob Stein Family Jewelers, located at 784 Hempstead Turnpike, on the morning of Jan. 15. One of the men walked in the store and demanded the 59-year-old victim get in the back while his accomplice pointed a handgun at him. The victim was able to activate the panic alarm as he complied with the demand and his hands were tied together.  A 33- year-old male witness walked in the store and startled the suspects, who then fled the scene on foot. There were no proceeds and no injuries reported.

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Elliot was arrested in Brooklyn on June 28 and charged with first-degree and second-degree Attempted Robbery and second-degree Criminal Use of a Firearm. He was arraigned on Friday at First District Court in Hempstead. 

A 17 year old standing in the alley by the Fantasy Movie Theater on Park Avenue in Rockville Centre was punched in the face and then robbed of his cell phone by a 16-year-old Rockville Centre resident on Wednesday night, police said.

According to detectives, the 17-year-old boy was standing in the alley by the Fantasy Theater holding his LG cell phone when a 16-year-old RVC resident approached him. The 16 year old punched the victim several times, grabbed his cell phone, and fled on foot westbound in the alley.

No injuries were reported. The suspect was arrested a short time later at his home. The 16 year old was charged with third-degree robbery and was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Thursday.

Valley Stream Gas Station Robbed

The Sunoco gas station on Rockaway in Valley Stream was robbed early Wednesday morning.

Nassau County Police detectives say a 33-year-old male victim was working at the gas station, located at 1200 Rockaway, on June 27 when around 3:25 a.m., a male white subject in his early twenties entered the store, jumped over the counter and opened the cash register. The perpetrator removed an unknown amount of US currency and then fled on foot in an unknown direction. There were no injuries reported. The suspect is described as 5’8” – 5’9” tall, slim to average weight, and was wearing a blue hoodie sweatshirt.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

An Inwood man was among two men arrested Wednesday night after allegedly possessing and selling illegal fireworks.

According to Nassau County Narcotics/Vice Bureau, after an investigation, Tobias Scott, 52, of Inwood, and Samuel Andujar, 45, of Tobyhanna, Pa., unlawfully possessed and sold six three-inch Aerial Mortar Shells, which are 1.3G "commercial" grade explosives.

The two defendants also possessed and sold 16 assorted items of 1.4G "consumer" grade fireworks, police said.

The defendants did not have a valid license to possess, store or sell the above mentioned items. Both defendants were arrested at their residences around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday without incident.

Additionally, detectives recovered two assorted 1.4G "consumer" grade fireworks at the home of defendant Tobias and 19 assorted 1.4G "consumer" grade fireworks in the vehicle of defendant Andujar. 

The defendants are being charged with New York State Labor Law Licenses and Certificates. They were arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Armed Robbers Steal from Valley Stream Vitamin Shoppe

Two male suspects, amered with a handgun, robbed the Vitamin Shoppe in Valley Stream last Monday.

Nassau County detectives say the robbery occurred shortly after 7 p.m. on June 25 when the armed suspects entered the Sunrise Highway store, approached the clerk and demanded money. 

One of the suspects followed the victim to the register and removed anundisclosed amount of cash. The two then fled the scene on foot eastbound on Sunrise Highwya. One additional employee along with a store customer was present at the time of the robbery, but no injuries were reported.

Both subjects are black males. Subject #1 is believed to be 40-50 years of age, approximately 5’7” tall, 140 lbs. and wearing a black hooded rain coat.  Subject #2 is approximately 50 years of age, 5’9”, 160 lbs. and wearing a dark rain coat.  No further description is available.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.

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