Valley Stream, NY - February 15th, 2015 - The Fourth Squad reports an arrest for Robbery which occurred on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 9:48 P.M. in Valley Stream.
According to detectives, a female victim, 17, was walking north on Shaw Avenue when Kevin Noriega, 22, no known address, approached the victim from the opposite direction. Noriega reached for the victim’s handbag as he passed the victim. The victim attempted to hold onto the handbag, but the straps broke and Noriega fled with the handbag towards Shaw Avenue School. Two witnesses chased the subject around the rear of the school, where they had school security call 911.
The witnesses were then informed by a passerby of the location of the subject in a yard on Marlo Road. The two witnesses located the subject and escorted him to police who had arrived at scene.
Noriega was charged with Robbery 3rd degree and he was arraigned on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at First District Court in Hempstead.