Detectives report an arrest for a robbery that occurred on June 13, at 12:15 p.m. in Baldwin.
According to detectives, John Bunting, 20 , of 2143 Pine Street, Al-Jaleel Johnson, 20, of 1530 Mattison Street, and Melissa Garrett, 23, of 2143 Pine Street, allegedly acting together, entered the unlocked rear basement entrance of a Harrison Avenue residence and took an imitation “Air Soft” machine gun and a mason jar containing an undetermined amount of change. After they exited the residence, while fleeing back to their vehicle were confronted by a witness, upon which the mason jar was dropped. The three subjects were observed entering the parked vehicle and fleeing the scene.
The witness, who was able to record the license plate number on the vehicle, called 911. After a notification was broadcast, patrol officers observed the suspects’ vehicle traveling on Sunrise Highway at Brookside Avenue. Subsequent to a vehicle stop, the suspects were arrested without incident. They were charged with 2nd degreed burglary and arraigned on June 14 in First District Court in Hempstead.