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Valley Stream Man Sprayed Robbery Victim in Face with Mace, NCPD Reports

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Report: Rey Vazquez, 26, violently resisted arrest when confronted by detectives.

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Rey Vazquez, 26.

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The Fifth Squad reports an arrest in connection with an Attempted Robbery that occurred on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 4:50 p.m. in Elmont.
 
According to detectives, an unknown male subject entered the Alzaeem Convenience store located at 800 Elmont Rd. Once inside, the subject demanded that the clerk, a 21 year old male, hand over cash from the register. When the victim refused, the subject displayed a small black canister believed to be mace and discharged a liquid into the victim’s face. The victim suffered pain, a burning sensation to his eyes and difficulty breathing. The subject then fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was treated for his injuries at the scene.
 
Fifth Squad detectives report the arrest of Rey Vazquez, 26, of Valley Stream, in connection with the above incident. A subsequent investigation led detectives to Vazquez’s location and while attempting to place him under arrest, in front of 15 William Street, he violently resisted causing detectives to sustain numerous non-life threatening injuries that required treatment at an area hospital.
 
Vazquez, who was eventually placed into custody, is charged with Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, Attempted Robbery 2nd Degree and Assault 2nd Degree. He was arraigned at First District Court, Hempstead.
 
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