One suspect named in Elmont robberies


According to police, Thomas Little, 21, of Queens, is one of the three men who has been charged in the robbery of two teens in Elmont. Fourth Squad detectives say that Little, along with two other men, robbed the teens of their cell-phones on May 30 and that Little and another man attempted to rob three additional teens on May 31 but were unsuccessful. The other man with Little on May 31 may or may not have been one of the men involved with the robberies on May 30.

Police say that on May 30, Little and a man, described as 18 to 20 years-old and in a black shirt and blue jeans, along with a third man, described as 18 to 20 years-old, wearing glasses, and having long black hair and a heavy build, robbed a 15-year-old male on Monaco Avenue. According to detectives, Little simulated having a handgun and demanded the victim’s cell-phone. After the victim obliged, Little and the two men rode away on their bicycles in an unknown direction.

Later that day, on Croydon Road, Little and the two men robbed another teen, police say. One of the men showed the 16-year-old male a knife and demanded his belongings. The victim gave his cell-phone to the men, who rode away northbound on Croydon Road.

The following day, Little and another man followed three male victims, ages 17, 17 and 16 to 15, to a home on Emily Avenue, police say. The man with Little showed the victims a silver knife and demanded their belongings. The victims did not oblige and instead, turned around to run away from the scene and dialed 911.

No injuries were reported in the incidents from either day.

While investigations continue, Little is charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and three counts of attempted first-degree robbery. He was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on June 1.