Police: Queens Man Arrested After Breaking into Elmont Home, Assaulting Elderly Man


Christian Font, 36, entered a residence on Russell St., punched a 74 year-old man, and ransacked the home.

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NCPD report the arrest of Christian Font, 36, of Sunnyside for burglary and robbery in Elmont on Thursday, 7/21.

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Elmont, NY - May 1, 2017 - Fifth Squad detectives report the arrest of a Queens man for burglary and robbery that occurred in Elmont on Thursday, 07/21/16 at 1:00 P.M.
According to detectives, Christian Font, 36, of Sunnyside, entered a residence on Russell St. through an unlocked kitchen window.  The resident, who was in the kitchen at the time, ran to the window to prevent the defendant from entering.  The subject punched the male victim, 74, in the eye and was able to gain entry. He then ordered the victim to lie down for several hours, while he ransacked the home. The subject fled the scene with electronics and jewelry.  
Crime Scene responded to the scene and was able to acquire a latent print, which later identified the defendant.
The victim refused medical attention at the scene.
Fifth Squad detectives arrested the defendant on Friday, 04/28/17 at Rikers Island. He is being charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, Burglary 1st Degree, Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd Degree and will be arraigned on Saturday, 04/29/17 in First District Court, Hempstead.
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