Man robbed, struck by gun in Elmont

Suspects in weekend assault remain at large


A 55-year-old man was robbed and assaulted at gunpoint by two men while he was walking in Elmont last Saturday night, according to the Nassau County Police Departments’ 4th Squad. The suspects remained at large as of press time on Monday.

Detectives said that the victim, whose name was not released, was walking on Greenway Boulevard, near Norfolk Drive East, at 9:30 p.m. when two men got out of a white car and approached him. One of them brandished a black handgun and took a pack of cigarettes from the victim’s pocket, police said. The other suspect took the victim’s shoulder bag, cellphone and wallet and ordered him to kneel on the ground. The gun-wielding suspect then struck the victim in the head with the handgun, lacerating his forehead, and the men got back in the car and were driven away by another man, heading west on Cromer Avenue.

The victim was taken by a Nassau County police ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of his wound.

The suspect with the gun was described by the victim as black, 5 feet 11 inches tall and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The other man was described as Hispanic, 5 feet 11 and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Detectives request that anyone with information about the crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 244-TIPS.