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NCPD: East Rockaway Man Arrested for Robbery in Lawrence

A man was arrested after punching a cashier while stealing ice cream from a 7-11.

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Lawrence, NY - September 16, 2014 - The Fourth Squad reports the details for the arrest of an East Rockaway man for Robbery that occurred in Lawrence on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 4:38 am.
According to detectives, a 34 four year old cashier working at the Seven Eleven store located at 480 Rockaway Turnpike observed the defendant Peter Brown, 49, of 2030 Plainview Avenue attempt to conceal numerous Hagan Daz Ice cream containers and leave without paying. A brief struggle ensued between the cashier and the defendant as he tried to exit the store. The cashier was struck in the face with a closed fist causing swelling to the left eye. A Canine Patrol Officer who was in the area observed the altercation and was able to place the defendant into Police Custody without further incident. The cashier refused medical treatment at the scene.
Defendant Peter Brown is charged with Robbery 2nd Degree. He will be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Monday, September 15, 2014.