(Hewlett, NY) Two arrests were made when a teenage boy was robbed at knifepoint as he was about to enter the In & Out Store in Hewlett yesterday morning.
Police say that the 15-year-old victim was about to enter the store at 300 Mill Road, when he was confronted by Keith Miles, age 19 of 190 Carman Avenue East Rockaway and Nissan Kohen, age 19 of 1097 Fordham Lane North Woodmere.
Keith Miles, age 19 of 190 Carman Avenue East Rockaway and Nissan Kohen, age 19 of 1097 Fordham Lane North Woodmere each charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Robbery 2nd Degree. PHOTO NCPD
The defendants demanded money and the victim complied however Miles and Kohen wanted more. After Kohen displayed a knife the victim surrendered more money. The defendants then entered a white Ford and fled the scene.
Fourth Precinct police officers responded and after an extensive search the vehicle and defendants were located in the vicinity of the East Rockaway Long Island Railroad Station. There Miles and Kohen were identified and taken into custody without incident. A folding knife was recovered from the pants pocket of defendant Miles. No injuries were reported.
The defendants were each charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Robbery 2nd Degree and were scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead yesterday, Thursday, August 1, 2013.