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Crimes Nearby: Cyclist Killed, Teen Arrested for Halloween Robberies

A round-up of the top police and crime stories in communities near Malverne and West Hempstead.

A Bay Park man was killed early Sunday morning after he fell off his bike and was accidentally struck by a car, police said.

Jay Brown, 48, of Seawane Road, was riding his bicycle in the northbound center lane of Long Beach Road in Oceanside when a witness saw him fall off his bike. He was then struck by a 1998 Chevrolet white van driven by an Oceanside man, police said.

Brown was transported to South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, where he was pronounced dead at 3:25 a.m. The van was impounded for a safety inspection, and detectives said there is no apparent criminality with the accident at this time.

Teen Arrested for Duo of Halloween Robberies

A teenager was arrested after he and two other male subjects allegedly committed two Halloween robberies of teenage victims, with one at gunpoint, in Valley Stream, according to police.

At 5:30 p.m., Philip Paulino, 16, of Rosedale, along with two male subjects who have yet to be arrested, exited from a red Honda on Merrick Road at Clearstream Avenue and allegedly struck an 18-year-old male victim from behind with an unknown object and then kicked him, police said. Paulino then apparently grabbed money off the ground that had fallen out of the victim’s pocket and fled in the vehicle.

Three hours later, the three subjects, armed with a handgun, allegedly approached two other male victims, ages 13 and 14, while walking in the vicinity of Clearstream Avenue and demanded they hand over everything in their pockets, police said. The victims handed over a Playstation Portable, a Blackberry cell phone and cash. The subjects then fled in their vehicle with the proceeds.

No injuries were reported.

On Nov. 3, Fifth Precinct officers located Paulino in the Honda on Lake Drive East and placed him under arrest. He is charged with two counts of robbery and was arraigned on Friday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Group of Men Attempted to Rob Victim in Valley Stream

A group of five suspects attempted to rob a man in Valley Stream last Monday, with one of the men striking the victim on the side of the head, according to police.

At around 9 p.m., the 28-year-old male victim was walking eastbound on West Valley Stream Boulevard when the five black or Hispanic suspects approached him, police said. One of the suspects stopped in front of the victim and demanded money. When the victim ignored the suspect and attempted to pass him, he was struck on the side of the head with an unknown object, knocking him to the ground.

The victim got to his feet and ran eastbound while the suspects ran northbound on Bucknell Road, according to police. The victim was treated for a contusion at the scene and did not request any further medical attention.

The male suspect who demanded money and hit the victim in the head is described as a 14- to 17-year-old Hispanic, 5’ 8” and wearing a maroon sweatshirt and dark jeans.

Detectives ask that anyone with information regarding this crime should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain anonymous.

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The above information was supplied by the Nassau, Lynbrook and Rockville Centre police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

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