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Two Men Arrested for Robbing Car Accident Victim

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The Second Squad reports the details of two arrests for Robbery that occurred on July 3, 2014 at 10:52 PM in Farmingdale.

Farmingdale, NY - July 4th, 2014 - The Second Squad reports the details of two arrests for Robbery that occurred on July 3, 2014 at 10:52 PM in Farmingdale.
According to detectives, a 52 year old male victim was involved in an auto accident with another vehicle (a black Volkswagen Jetta with Arizona plates) on Melville Road and Main Street.  After pulling over to the side of the road, two male subjects exited the Jetta, approached the victim who was still seated in his automobile and began grabbing and beating him through an open window.  One of the subjects then took the victims’ car keys out of the ignition and the two subjects fled the scene northbound on Melville Road.   Police were able to apprehend the subjects in front of 177 Conklin Street, and place defendants Jamie Ballerini, 35, of 5500 SW Wilbur Avenue, Palm City, Florida and Robert David Nichols, 27, of 7251 West Tina Lane, Glendale Arizona under arrest without incident.  There were no reported injuries.
The defendants are being charged with Robbery 2nd Degree and will be arraigned on July 5, 2014 at First District Court, Hempstead.
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