Couple robbed by gang of six in NHP LIRR plaza


A group of five men and one women attacked and robbed a young couple in the New Hyde Park Long Island Rail Road station plaza in the early morning last Friday, Nassau County Police said. 

Nassau County Police 3rd Squad detectives said a man and woman, both 25 years old, were verbally abused by the group which followed the couple as they exited an LIRR train in the New Hyde Park station at 3:55 a.m. on Nov. 1 and walked toward the taxi stand at South 12th Street in New Hyde Park. 

The members of the group verbally insulted the couple and when the man being followed threatened to call the police, the five men began punching him in the head and grabbed his iPhone and threw it onto a nearby rooftop, police said. 

At the same time, police said, the woman with the gang was also punching the woman in the head.

All six suspects subsequently ran off to nearby Millers Lane and were observed entering a black SUV which fled the scene, police said.

Both victims refused medical attention and could only describe one of the male subjects as between 5-foot 6-inches to 5-foot 8-inches tall wearing white and black striped shorts and an orange “afro” style wig.

Detectives request anyone with information about this robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.


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