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Crimes Nearby: Assault Arrest, Swastika Vandals

Failed Farmingdale gas station robbery, Garden City reckless endangerment, and other crimes in neighboring Patch towns.

Crimes Nearby: Assault Arrest, Swastika Vandals Crimes Nearby: Assault Arrest, Swastika Vandals


A man attempted unsuccessfully to rob a gas station worker Sunday night on Conklin Street, Nassau County police said Monday.

According to detectives, a 50-year-old male employee closed the Valero Gas Station at 545 Conklin St. and entered his vehicle parked in the lot.

A man wearing a plastic bag over his head approached the worker, pulled a handgun, and demanded money. When the worker said he had none, the gunman fled on foot toward Secatogue Avenue. There were no proceeds and no injuries were reported.

Garden City

Nassau County Police are investigating a reckless endangerment incident that occurred in Garden City last week.

Detectives say an unknown person or persons fired shots from an unidentified weapon, perhaps even multiple weapons, around 5:40 p.m. into an office building located at 666 Old Country Road.

The projectiles struck windows located on the seventh floor of the building, shattering one and leaving a hole consistent with a shot in another. There were no injuries reported.

Malverne-West Hempstead

A 49-year-old man was arrested last week in West Hempstead after in Hempstead. Police said Dennis Sibert went to the residence of a 60-year-old woman on Union Place in Hempstead on Tuesday, April 17. Around 9:50 p.m., Sibert allegedly struck the apartment building with an incendiary device, causing both the building and ground to ignite.

Nassau County Police are investigating two incidents of in West Hempstead. According to detectives, a 53-year-old female noticed a swastika painted on the front window of her Wilson Street home on April 13. A second incident was reported on April 16 by a 35-year-old male, who discovered a swastika, approximately two feet high by two feet wide, painted on the passenger door of his 1999 Volkswagen at his Ivy Street residence, police said. Both incidents are under investigation.

East Meadow

A man was arrested last week and accused in the .

According to detectives, Brandon Lee Cruz, 19, whose place of residence was not disclosed, allegedly attacked the victim while she was walking on East Meadow Avenue. Police say that Cruz and an unknown woman got out of their car and repeatedly punched and kicked the victim and then stole her cell phone.

Cruz was arrested following an investigation by the First Squad with the assistance of the Fugitive Squad and the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Cruz is charged with two counts of second-degree robbery, resisting arrest, violation of probation and violation of conditional discharge.

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