Five Robberies, One Arrest in Floral Park


Police report the arrest of a New Hyde Park man on Friday, July 11, in Floral Park, for robbing at least six businesses since June 29.

According to detectives, the defendant Michael P. Daddario, 26 of 525 Beech Street entered the Mr. Sudz Laundromat, located at 729 Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park, and removed a jar containing an unknown amount of U.S. currency before fleeing on foot. The police began an extensive search for the defendant in the area and robbery squad detectives located him on the roof of a Cherry Lane business. The investigation determined that Daddario committed four additional robberies as well as on incident of grand larceny on five different dates.

On June 29, at 12:34 p.m. Daddario allegedly entered the TD Bank at 372 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park and demanded money from the teller before fleeing with an unknown amount of cash. On July 7, at 1:30 p.m. the suspect entered the Dairy Barn located at 938 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park and demanded money from the clerk before fleeing with unknown amount of cash. On July 9, at 11:55 a.m. suspect demanded money from the clerk at the Dairy Barn at 114 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Square and fled with an unknown amount of cash. That same evening of July 9, at 7:20 p.m. detectives allege Daddario entered Baskin and Robbins located at 1596 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park, grabbed a $100.00 bill from the victim’s hand and fled the store. Finally, on July 10, at 12:20 p.m. he returned to the Dairy Barn at 938 Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park and removed money from the register after a brief struggle with the clerk.

Daddario was charged with four counts of 3rd degree robbery, grand larceny and petit larceny. He was arraigned on July 12, at First District Court in Hempstead.