LONG ISLAND, NY – Nassau County Police Fourth Squad arrested a teenager today, October 15, 2015 at 1:15am for a Robbery that occurred at 4:40pm yesterday, Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in Valley Stream.
According to Detectives, defendant Joshua Hayes, 16, Elmont and another (not yet arrested) approached a male victim, 17, while he rode his bicycle in the rear of Valley Stream North High School located at 750 Herman Avenue. The unknown male black subject attempted to start a conversation with the victim, as the victim attempted to make a phone call, the unknown subject grabbed the victim’s IPhone 6 from his hand.
When the victim asked for his phone back the subject pulled out a black handgun and placed it in his right hand. While this was happening defendant Joshua Hayes pulled out a gold and silver colored knife and told the victim to empty his pockets. The unknown subject attempted to go into the victim’s pants pockets; the victim refused and was struck in the head with the gun causing a laceration and pain behind his right ear. The victim was able to get away on his bicycle and call police with the assistance of the school staff.
On Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 1:15am the defendant was located at his home and placed under arrest without incident. No proceeds were recovered. Defendant Joshua Hayes is charged with Robbery 1st Degree and will be arraigned in First District Court 99 Main Street Hempstead.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Disclaimer: News articles on this site may contain opinions of the author, and if opinion, may not necessarily reflect the views of the site itself or the views of the owners of NewsLI.com, Long Island Media Inc., or Long Island Exchange®. For more information on our editorial policies please view our terms of service.