Nassau County police arrested four men on Wednesday, including two from Long Beach, after they allegedly robbed a teenager in Baldwin and threatened him with what was later determined to be a pellet gun.
According to police, the incident occurred on Dec. 11 at 8:20 p.m. when a 17-year-old male, walking north on Grand Avenue, was approached by two men who demanded his cell phone. Police said that the teen complied and the suspects walked away. The victim began following the suspects, at which point one of the men produced a black handgun as they entered a silver Hyundai with two other males inside who were waiting for them, police said.
The victim contacted police and provided them with a description of the vehicle. After an investigation, police said that they arrested Marcus Reid, 16, and Rahmesh Crosley, 17, both of Baldwin. Police also arrested Long Beach residents Markane Dixon, 16, and Ryankane Dixon-Harley, 22. Police said they retrieved a black pellet gun and the victim’s cell phone. No injuries were reported.
All were charged with second-degree robbery and were arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead.