Man, Two Teens Robbed at Gunpoint in West Hempstead

Two suspects allegedly stole money and a cell phone from three co-workers.

Three co-workers were robbed at gunpoint as they were returning home from work and parking their van on Birch Street in West Hempstead late Saturday night.

According to detectives, two black men approached a 28-year-old man and his co-workers, ages 17 and 18, near the Hempstead Gardens Long Island Rail Road Station and demanded their money.

Police stated that the suspects displayed a small black pistol and and  an automatic machine gun and ordered the victims to the ground. They then allegedly stole money and a cell phone.

The first suspect is described as being 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7, dressed in black and wearing a black face mask. The second suspect is described as being 5-foot-9 to 6-feet tall, also dressed in black and wearing a black face mask.

The suspects fled on foot north on Hempstead Gardens Drive. There were no injuries reported.

Detectives request anyone with information to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Terese Russo Santoro April 29, 2012 at 04:27 PM
A machine gun????? Seriously???????????
Cynthia Giacin April 29, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Unbelievable.. a group of three men aren't safe outside their home.
Local Resident April 29, 2012 at 08:23 PM
The problems moved from the Courtesy hotel to the streets. So if the police could not solve the problem when it was in one building why should anybody be surprised if you can not walk the streets?
rob April 30, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Time to get out of Western Nassau...Anything south of Hempstead Tpke and west of the Meadowbrook is now Queens East.
WHMomOfFour April 30, 2012 at 12:18 PM
As much as I hate to admit it, I must agree with Rob. What is happening to West Hempstead ??? Something really radical needs to be done, or we should just turn everything over to the criminals - so no one gets hurt. UNBELIEVABLE.
Candygram for Mongo April 30, 2012 at 06:05 PM
what you mean "you people"?
Jenn B. April 30, 2012 at 06:09 PM
The people in the Courtesy hotel were drug attacks and homeless; do you REALLY think THEY could afford guns?!?!?!?!? Let's be real. I really don’t think one has to do with the other. Times are hard and people are getting desperate…It is a sad truth that these people are running the streets.
PB684 May 01, 2012 at 11:45 AM
No one said "you people"...They said "THE people" and I believe they were referring to the criminals, whoever they may be. I have to agree with Terese...machine guns??? Is this a third world country all of a sudden?
Candygram for Mongo May 01, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Don't say "you people" and more importantly, don't mess with Tyrese
PB684 May 01, 2012 at 07:35 PM
The only person who keeps saying it is you.
Candygram for Mongo May 01, 2012 at 08:32 PM
you said "you people" and now Tyrese is upset. As long as we have people referrring to themselves as "us" and others as "you people", there will not be peace
PB684 May 01, 2012 at 09:47 PM
No I didn't...I was quoting you in your first post (that's why I used quotation marks) and was only pointing out that no one had said it in the first place!
Kathie Witzgall Cooper May 02, 2012 at 06:14 PM
look around...this has been a 3rd world country for a long time Wake up !!!


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