A Federal Express driver was robbed at gunpoint and bound by his hands on Tuesday in Lynbrook by two male suspects who police say removed several packages and fled in an unknown direction.
The incident occurred on Lester Avenue near Arthur Avenue at 11:05 a.m. when the two suspects approached the driver and ordered him to sit in the rear cargo area of the truck. The driver’s hands were then bound.
One subject, described as a black male, five-feet-10-inches tall and having a slight build, displayed a black handgun and took the driver’s wallet and cell phone. Subject two is a black male with no further description. There were no injuries reported.
The robbery occurred close to West End Elementary School, which according to a statement released on the Lynbrook School District’s website after the incident, was “on heightened alert” Tuesday afternoon and did not allow deliveries into the building. “All students on the north side of town remained in locked buildings and were safe all day,” the statement read.
Nassau County detectives request that anyone with information regarding the crime should contact Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.