Coram, NY - December 21st, 2013 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a woman for an attempted armed robbery at a 7-Eleven in Coram this morning.
Rebecka Diaz entered 7-Eleven, located at 2011 Route 112, at 5:04 a.m. and approached the cashier with items to be rung up. As the clerk began to ring up the items, Diaz, who was wearing a scarf partially covering her face and carrying a backpack, displayed a gun and demanded cash. As the cashier was placing money in the backpack, a male customer entered the store. Diaz placed her gun in the backpack and turned to look at the customer when the cashier grabbed the bag and brought it over the counter. Diaz jumped over the counter in order to retrieve the bag and the clerk tossed it to the customer. Diaz jumped back over the counter again in order to retrieve the bag, and the customer threw it back to the cashier. Diaz jumped over the counter a third time and struggled with the clerk. When she was unable to retrieve the bag, Diaz jumped the counter and fled the store.
Upon further investigation, Sixth Squad detectives charged Diaz, 19, of 80 Sequoia Drive, Coram, with Attempted Robbery 1st Degree and Criminal Use of a Firearm 1st Degree. She will be held overnight and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on December 22.
The investigation is continuing. Detectives are attempting to identify the male customer who left the scene prior to police arrival. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
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Incident: Woman Arrested for Attempted Armed Robbery after Struggle with Clerk
Location: 7-Eleven, 2011 Route 112, Coram
Date/Time: Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 5:04 a.m.