A man armed with a knife barged into a North Lawrence laundromat Wednesday morning and stole cash from its lock box, police said.
At about 7:30 a.m., a 47-year-old woman had just opened up DGB Laundromat, located at 232 Lawrence Ave., when a man with a silver knife pushed past her, police said. He then walked into the office and took an undetermined amount of money from the lock box and fled on foot in an unknown direction. There were two employees and one customer in the store at the time. No injuries were reported.
The subject is described as dark skinned, 5 foot 8 inches tall, 25 to 30 years old with a shaven head and facial hair and wearing dark boots, blue jeans and a white sleeveless t-shirt.
Cops: Baldwin Man With Arsenal Threatened Officers
A Baldwin man who allegedly threatened to shoot officers was arrested on Monday after police discovered numerous weapons in his home.
On Sunday, 911 received several calls for extremely loud fireworks, police said. Nassau officers responded at 10:27 p.m. to a call for an explosion and hour fire in the vicinity of a home on Bayfront Drive. Residents told the officers they believed the fireworks were coming from 3391 Bayfront Dr., which is vacant. The officers found three large bins with various types of PVC tubes in the rear yard of the home.
Richard Erickson, 43, who lives on the street, then allegedly began yelling at the officers from inside his home. The defendant then “came out of the house in a fit of rage, screaming at officers in an incoherent manner,” according to police. Erickson then ran back inside the home, allegedly refused to exit and threatened to shoot the officers.
Nassau County Police Department Emergency Services Unit, Bureau of Special Operations and the Hostage Negotiation Team responded to the scene. The defendant surrendered to authorities at about 4:30 a.m.
First Precinct detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence and detached garage and recovered a unloaded Voltran Model 2004 ARAS compact 9mm handgun with magazine, a switchblade knife with a 2-inch blade, a Hi-Point 9mm model C9, a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver, a defaced Lorcin .380 semi-automatic handgun and several magazines and ammunition, police said.
Erickson is charged with 10 counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree menacing, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, explosive storage and explosives, licenses and certificates.