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Man Wanted for Stealing Purse from Roosevelt Teen

The First Squad reports the details of a Robbery that occurred on Tuesday September 2, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. in Roosevelt.

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Roosevelt, NY - September 3rd, 2014 - The First Squad reports the details of a Robbery that occurred on Tuesday September 2, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. in Roosevelt.

According to detectives, the female victim, 16 years of age, was walking westbound on Elmwood Avenue when a male Hispanic, 18-20 years old, heavy set, short ponytail, wearing a red bandana grabbed her from behind and threw her to the ground. The subject was holding a wooden bat over the victim’s head as he pulled her handbag from her shoulder. The subject entered the rear of a black SUV which fled eastbound on Elmwood Avenue. The victim suffered a laceration to her elbow.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.