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Police: Long Beach Men Robbed Woman at Knifepoint

The suspects were apprehended by a police and a MTA K-9 officer.


Two Long Beach men were arrested Tuesday night after allegedly robbing a woman at knifepoint in Island Park.

According to Nassau County detectives, a 21-year-old woman was walking home on Long Beach Road onto the Arlington Walk Way when she was approached by two males that both displayed knives and demanded that she hand over her pocketbook at 11:55 p.m.

The two males, Rakim Cole, 20, and Kaic Santos, 18, both of Long Beach, took the pocketbook, which contained an undetermined amount of cash, and left the alleyway, police said.

A short time later, Nassau County Police and a MTA K-9 officer were able to apprehend and arrest both suspects, police said. All proceeds were recovered.

There were no injuries reported.

Cole was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery and fourth-degree possession of a dangerous weapon.

Santos was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery, fourth-degree possession of a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest.

Both defendants will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Wednesday.

Mark May 24, 2012 at 03:07 PM
U r right LB Taxpaya, they did get nailed. Unfortunately their Public Defender Atty will plea it down to 26th degree petty larcency and they will walk. Isn't anyone else concerned with the sudden rise in violent crimes in LB? Or is it just me?
Pete May 24, 2012 at 04:18 PM
At over $30,000 per student...let's see these two 'honor' students along with the four LB train station students... when they go to jail, will be a school savings of over $180,000. Keep up the good work and they will be able to reduce our school taxes.
yolanda May 24, 2012 at 04:54 PM
I agree with Pete and great job officer
justiceiscorrupt May 24, 2012 at 11:50 PM
http://longbeach.patch.com/articles/gunman-s-mom-my-son-s-been-terrorized-for-months
Dave D. May 25, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Taxes? I seriously doubt if these two low life's pay any taxes and most certainly never will.

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