Violent Robbery at Valley Stream Gas Station Leads to Arrest of Three Suspects

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are being charged with first-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree robbery, fourth-degree grand larceny, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Two suspects, identified as 20-year-old Laychelle Robinson and 19-year-old Arianna Smith, are being charged with first-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree robbery, fourth-degree grand larceny, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. A third female juvenile was taken into custody and charged.

VALLEY STREAM, NY – In an incident that took place on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 10:00 p.m. in Valley Stream, Nassau County’s Fifth Squad reported the arrest of two adult females and one juvenile for their involvement in a robbery.

According to detectives, a 37-year-old male victim was sitting in his 2017 white Kia Sportage at a Shell Gas Station on 100 West Merrick Road when he was approached by the three female suspects. The suspects demanded the victim exit his vehicle. However, when the victim refused, a struggle ensued, resulting in the victim sustaining a stab wound to his back. The suspects then entered the victim’s car and fled eastbound on West Merrick Road.

During the course of their investigation, officers noticed the Kia Sportage traveling northbound on Franklin Avenue. Promptly, they activated their emergency lights and conducted an investigation in the parking lot of 355 Franklin Avenue. While one of the passengers exited the vehicle and began walking eastbound on Polk Avenue, the other two suspects, identified as 20-year-old Laychelle Robinson and 19-year-old Arianna Smith, remained in the car and were apprehended without further incident.

Shortly after, officers spotted a female matching the third suspect’s description near the intersection of Lincoln Street and Van Buren Avenue, where the female juvenile was taken into custody without resistance. The victim, on the other hand, was transported to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation of his injuries.

As a result of their involvement in the robbery, all three defendants are being charged with first-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree robbery, fourth-degree grand larceny, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The defendants are scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at the First District Court, located on 99 Main Street in Hempstead.


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Important: This story is categorized as a crime story and thus it is important to note that charges are accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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