Update: Fed Ex Truck Robbed in Lynbrook

One of the suspects was armed with a handgun, police confirm.

Sherman Street and Arthur Avenue, the approximate location of the delivery truck robbery Tuesday. (Credit: Google Maps)
Sherman Street and Arthur Avenue, the approximate location of the delivery truck robbery Tuesday. (Credit: Google Maps)
Story Updated at 9:24 p.m. Tuesday

A Fed Ex delivery driver was tied up by two suspects and robbed at gunpoint of his wallet, cell phone and packages Tuesday morning in Lynbrook, police said. 

At 11:05 a.m. near Sherman Street and Arthur Avenue, the two suspects tied up the driver with zip ties and put him in the back of the truck while they made off with the items, said Lt. Kevin Oveis of the Lynbrook Police Department. 
The suspects then fled the scene in an unknown vehicle. Authorities confirmed Tuesday evening that one subject was armed with a handgun. 

There were no injuries reported. 

Nassau County Police described the first subject as a black male, 5’10” tall, and having a slight build. The second subject is a black male with no further description, police said. 

West End Elementary School is located just a few blocks away from where the incident took place. The Lynbrook School District released the following statement on their website Tuesday: 

"Earlier today a delivery truck was robbed near Arthur Ave. According to police, the suspects have fled and are no longer in the area. 

All buildings are on heightened alert and are not allowing deliveries to the buildings. All students on the north side of town remained in locked buildings and were safe all day."

The investigation is ongoing by the Fourth Squad of the Nassau County Police Department. 

Detectives request that anyone with information regarding his crime should contact the Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

This is a breaking news story. Patch will update it as more information becomes available. 
Marla January 07, 2014 at 05:25 PM
I am a West End parent and as I understand it today there was an armed robbery one block from my child's elementary school. The school was NOT placed on a formal lockout or lockdown, the only concession was deliveries were no longer accepted. I have received no notification from the school regarding this incident nor have received information from the police department regarding these two possibly armed suspects at large in our neighborhood. To me this is not an acceptable response to a very serious incident and I fear we are putting our community in danger as not to "alarm" anyone.
Anne January 07, 2014 at 06:09 PM
Maria has every right to be concerned I live down the block from where this happened and didn't find out till 3 and told other people in the area who had no idea .... This was a robbery with a gun and they tied up the worker I would say this was serious !
Nancy Silberger January 07, 2014 at 06:44 PM
Robert, why on earth would you call someone retarded for expressing concern for the safety of their children and the safety of the general public?
Mark January 07, 2014 at 08:13 PM
You pansys need to calm down. What did you want them to do? Evacute every child from school into freezing cold. Dumb idea. The guys took the truck and took off. So thats it. End of story. Obviously not mentally ill. Just oportunist.
Mark January 07, 2014 at 08:16 PM
Maria they are armed suspects crawling everywhere including your childs school. You just never know about it. You think that no crime like this should be considered normal on your block? Wake up smell the coffee.
Mark January 07, 2014 at 08:32 PM
Alot of long islanders live in a bubble, and think police and government are in complete control of your safety and well being. You have no idea how quickly things can change and leave you an easy target for anyone to take advantage of you and your family. Look how Sandy left everyone crawling on top of each other for gas. And in many instances brawls over gas. Wake up people. Times may come that will test the weak from the strong and the prepared ones who planned ahead.
Jenifer Schiller January 07, 2014 at 08:38 PM
West End should have been on lock down. Crimes happen all the time but a lock down could make kids safer. You just never know.
Melissa Pinto January 07, 2014 at 08:43 PM
The person had every right to worry about her child . Some ignorant people post on here with ridiculous comments.
Mark January 07, 2014 at 08:54 PM
Ridiculous comment hardly..... You cant accept the truth and reality of how the balance of what you think is normal life can be so easily thrown off balance. And you will probably be one of those people that wont last long. Because you choose to rely on someone else for your safety and well being. Start learning how to rely on yourself and your family when the hard times come.
the big kahuna January 08, 2014 at 08:33 AM
how about getting the overpaid underworked Lynbrook cops to start patrolling better instead of guarding Beckman's deli so well!!!!
Joe Vette January 08, 2014 at 09:27 AM
stop & frisk needed on LI
whalepoop January 08, 2014 at 03:22 PM
I think the Lynbrook cops are some of the best police on Long Island. No offense to others intended.
Ivan Ivanovich January 11, 2014 at 11:09 AM
cbg January 11, 2014 at 02:42 PM
Wow amazing they described the robber as Black, I guess it's okay if you first describe him as a subject.
Concerned Resident January 15, 2014 at 03:00 PM
I believe that a staff member notified the school district, and they called the police to check it out. The school was locked and no deliveries were accepted, they were advised that the robbers were not in the vicinity. The school did an excellent job, it was the police that should have notified the school when they got the call. Now for the Fed Ex driver, what is the company doing to protect their drivers?? There have been a string of burglaries. How does this company compensate this excellent driver???


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