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Crimes Nearby: Arrest in N. Valley Stream Home Invasion, Gunpoint Robbery

A round-up of crimes and arrests reported this week in areas surrounding Malverne and West Hempstead.

The following information was supplied by the Nassau County Police and Rockville Centre Police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Second Man Arrested in N. Valley Stream Home Invasion

Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with  that turned into a shoot-out last month.

Nassau County Police charged Varinder Singh, 23, of N. Valley Stream, with first degree burglary and two counts of second degree robbery. They say Singh was involved in the Jan. 16 incident that occurred at a home on Dana Avenue, where police responded to a burglary in progress. 

When the first officer arrived at the scene around 9:15 p.m. he found that armed suspects had taken two adults and four children hostage inside their home. The officer was able to break through the back door and rescue the victims, according to the police, but when he went back inside to apprehend the suspects, he confronted one of them in a hallway and gunfire was exchanged.

Several other responding officers rushed to assist and an undetermined amount of subjects began to flee. Police confirmed the following afternoon that one of the suspects, Timothy Capers, 37, of Queens, took his own life during the shootout with a self-inflicted gunshot. Another suspect, Levy Robinson, 47, of Jamaica, was arrested at the scene and charged with first degree robbery, two counts of first degree burglary and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon. 

Singh will be arraigned on Monday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Police: Robber Held Gun to Man’s Head

A man held a gun to a 51-year-old victim’s head on Friday in Valley Stream while another man stole his belongings, according to police.

At 6:23 a.m. on Feb. 10, the victim was walking to work on East Merrick Road when the two subjects approached him from behind. The first subject — described as black with a tall slim build, in his late thirties and wearing dark jeans and jacket — held a dark colored handgun to the victim’s head and demanded that the second subject remove all the victim’s cash and jewelry.

The second subject — a Hispanic male in his forties, 5 foot 4 inches, slim build, dark hair and wearing dark clothing — then reached into the victim’s front pants pocket and removed an undetermined amount of money, a necklace, ring, wallet, and a black watch.

Both subjects fled on foot west on Merrick Road. No injuries were reported.

Detectives request that anyone with information about this robbery should contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Possible Pedophile in Rockville Centre

A complainant from Wallace Street in Rockville Centre reported to RVC police on Jan. 27 that an unknown male operating a white van in the vicinity of Harvard Avenue and Dorchester Road in Rockville Centre was possibly looking at her 12-year-old daughter and a group of friends between 4:15 p.m. and 4:25 p.m.

Inwood Man Punched After Breaking Window

An unknown male punched a victim from Sheridan Boulevard, Inwood, in the face, causing lacerations and head pain, after the victim fell and broke a storefront window at Clip Style Hair Salon, located at 6 S. Park Ave. in Rockville Centre, a complainant reported to Rockville Centre police on Jan. 27.

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For questions about this crime report email Local Editor Tara Conry at  Tara.Conry@Patch.com

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