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Uniondale Man Arrested for Stealing Cell Phone from Teen

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The First Squad reports the Arrest of a Uniondale man that occurred in Uniondale on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 6:18 P.M.

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Uniondale, NY - December 10th, 2013 - The First Squad reports the Arrest of a Uniondale man that occurred in Uniondale on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 6:18 P.M.

According to detectives, a 16 year old male victim was walking on Ruxton Street when he was approached by Rodney Arthur, age 20 of 1251 Warwick Street. The defendant asked the victim to borrow his cell phone to make a call and after doing so fled on foot with the phone. The victim gave chase eventually catching up to the defendant but was then pushed away. A 24 year old male observed the disturbance and assisted the victim. They caught the defendant on Warwick Street and held him until police arrived. No injuries were reported and the phone was not recovered.

Arthur was charged with Robbery 3rd Degree and will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.