March 12, 2013 | 175 views
Valley Stream crime briefs
Attempted bank robbery, assault at car dealership
Nassau County Police are investigating an attempted bank robbery in Valley Stream on Monday afternoon. The incident occurred shortly after 4 a.m. at the Chase Bank on North Central Avenue.
According to police, an unknown man entered the bank and gave a note to the teller demanding cash. However, after a brief wait, the man then left the bank without any proceeds. He was last seen walking southbound on Central Avenue.
There were 11 employees and three customers in the bank at the time. No injuries were reported.
The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20s, 5-foot-8 with a thin build wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white lettering and a black baseball cap. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 244-TIPS.
Employee attacked at car dealership
An employee at a Valley Stream car dealer was assaulted an robbed early Monday morning. According to police, an employee of South Shore Hyundai, located at 599 W. Merrick Road, entered the dealership at about 6:45 a.m. on March 11 when he was approached by an unknown man.
The robber punched the 30-year-old victim in the face, then pulled out a knife and demanded the employee’s personal property and keys. The victim, who had fallen to floor and fearing for his safety, complied, giving the robber his key and wallet, which contained credit cards, cash and personal papers.
Before fleeing, the robber damaged a desk and threw items off the counter. The victim suffered injuries to his face, left arm and lower back.
The suspect is described as a black male, 6-feet tall with a heavy build wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. He was last seen heading eastbound on Merrick Road.
Police are seeking the man who robbed a deli in North Valley Stream last Friday afternoon. According to police, an unknown man entered Valley Deli on Elmont Road at 4:35 p.m. on March 8 and approached the store clerk.
The robber walked behind the counter with his hand in his pocket, simulating a gun, and demanded money. He then took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register along with loose cigars and 15 cartons of Cigarettes. He placed all the items into a blue garbage bag and fled the store. The robber was last seen heading eastbound on Oliver Avenue. No injuries were reported.
The suspect is described as a black male, 5-foot-6, 30 years old wearing a stocking mask over his face, white gloves, an olive-colored sweatshirt and grey sweatpants.