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Malverne Teen Arrested in Lakeview Robbery Scam

Gun fired in attempted robbery on Sunday.

(Top Left, clockwise) Kayla Gries, Jamal Davis, Jason Thurmond and Michael Thompson (Credit: NCPD)
(Top Left, clockwise) Kayla Gries, Jamal Davis, Jason Thurmond and Michael Thompson (Credit: NCPD)
A Malverne teen was among four people arrested for an attempted robbery in Lakeview Sunday.

According to Nassau County detectives, Kayla Gries, 17, of Malverne, set up a meeting with a 32-year-old man on Pine Lake Drive under the pretense of obtaining a job from him.

Police said that Gries conspired with three co-defendants to rob the man instead.

As Gries walked up to the car, police said the 32-year-old victim noticed a male standing near the door. The victim fled the scene after becoming fearful for his safety.

As the victim fled the area, police said that 27-year-old Jason Thurmond, of New Hyde Park, fired a gunshot into the victim’s car, striking the front dashboard.

Also at scene and involved in the robbery were Michael Thompson, 24, of Lakeview and Jamal Davis, 27, of Hempstead, police said.

The firearm was recovered and no injuries were reported.

All four defendants are being charged with robbery in the first degree (attempt).

Gries, Thurmond and Davis are additionally being charged with conspiracy in the fourth degree.

Thurmond is also being charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.

Gries, Thurmond and Davis were arraigned on Monday. Thompson will be arraigned on Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.
S.M. May 14, 2013 at 06:34 AM
Their parents should be proud.
phil from lynbrook May 14, 2013 at 08:30 PM
What a gratuitous statement. I'm sure they are pretty disappointed.
S.M. May 15, 2013 at 02:34 AM
I doubt they play a large role in their lives Phil. Thanks for the opinion on my statement.
Clark Griswold December 31, 2013 at 09:51 AM
They will get a slap on the wrist and be back on the street in no time. Probably all products of the Malverne schools!!!

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