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Crime Alert: Man Wanted for West Hempstead Mugging

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Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred in West Hempstead on Thursday, 04/10/14 at 8:30 P.M.

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West Hempstead, NY - April 11th, 2014 - Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred in West Hempstead on Thursday, 04/10/14 at 8:30 P.M.

According to detectives, a male subject armed with a knife, riding a small dark bicycle, approached a male victim, 24, walking on Nassau Blvd. and asked to use his cell phone.  When the victim stated he did not have a cell phone, the subject pointed the knife at the victim and demanded money.  The victim complied and handed over his wallet, containing cash, credit/debit cards, and a NYS drivers permit.  The subject fled the scene on the bike northbound on Nassau Blvd.

No injuries were reported.

The subject is described as a male Hispanic in his 20’s, heavy build, with black long wavy hair and wearing a red baseball cap.  No further description is available.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.