Inwood, NY - February 23, 2014 - The Fourth Squad reports the arrests of two men for Robbery that occurred on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 7:45 pm in Inwood.
According to detectives, a 17 year old male victim was standing if front of his residence on Church Street when he was approached by the defendants Oskar Puk, 16, of 479 Chestnut Street, Inwood and Joshua Mackay-Smith, 16, of 309 Hewlett Bay Park. Both demanded cash and the victim’s cell phone. Mackay-Smith grabbed the phone from the victim’s hand and both defendants then fled on foot. The victim then ran to his residence and was able to notify the police and give a description. Responding Fourth Precinct Police Officers observed Mackay-Smith on Stanley Street and placed him into police custody without incident. The cell phone was recovered. Oskar Puk was placed into police custody without incident a short time later when he was observed walking on Stanley Street. A subsequent investigation revealed that the two defendants were also responsible for taking proceeds without permission from a 19 year old male victim’s Washington Ave residence after they were invited to spend the night earlier.
Both Oskar Puk and Joshua Mackay-Smith are both charged with Robbery 2nd Degree and Grand Larceny 4th Degree. They both were arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Sunday, February 23, 2014.