Four Robbed at Gunpoint on Centre Avenue

Police are still searching for the subjects involved in the robbery.

Nassau County Police are investigating a second robbery that occurred early Friday morning in Rockville Centre.

According to Nassau County detectives, around 4:30 a.m. two female victims, both 21 years old, and two male victims, ages 22 and 23, were walking in the vicinity of 100 N. Centre Ave. when they were approached by two black male subjects.

The first suspect, approximately 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, wearing a black hoodie type sweatshirt, blue jeans, black ski cap and doo-rag, pointed a black handgun at the victims and demanded their personal property, police said.

According to police, the second suspect is described as being anywhere from 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9, with short hair, wearing a blue T-shirt with yellow crime scene type stripes and blue jeans.

The suspects fled the scene on foot northbound on N. Centre Avenue toward Meehan Lane, police said. There were no injuries reported. The proceeds included assorted credit cards, assorted ID cards, a cellular telephone, two wallets, one handbag and an undetermined amount of U.S. currency.

It is unknown whether the same subjects were involved in an on Friday.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Frank September 30, 2011 at 08:52 PM
@ It takes a village. Really? We've had a string of robberies, assaults, a major gang drug bust, an armed "stick-up", and now a stolen chalice from St. Agnes, all within recent months, all occurring around OMC. OMC doesn't act like part of the community. It doesn't pay its fair share of services. It doesn't act like a responsible neighbor. Actually, OMC is a poor neighbor. Its indifference to the issues attributed to OMC and crime are only straining this village's tolerance. How do you explain? 1. Year-long eviction backlogs. Why so many? 2. Years of unpaid "Rent". Why aren't tenants paying rent? 3. Misallocation of state, county, and local funds for the "needy". Why does money disappear when OMC is involved? 4. And my personal favorite: Children from the "Boros" get to stay with grandma so they can use our school system. Why do OMC residents feel it necessary to work RVC over? We just had state funding cut for our schools. OMC spent $33 million on upgrades while our schools crumble and beg for handouts. Why do this to us? Our school taxes are enormous. Good neighbors do not bring in relatives from other parts of the state simply to use our schools without compensating the SD. why should OMC be any different? You may argue that not all people living at OMC are criminals, but you cannot deny the fact that crime and civil abuses are higher in this area than others. Enough is Enough. We want change. We want it now.
Frank September 30, 2011 at 09:06 PM
Some of your ideas are very good. I like the photo ids and security guard to check resident status. We have an excellent auxiliary. How about some OMC folks joining them? As for neighborhood watch, why does OMC implement one? As for money, please do not bring that up again... OMC got $33 million in a time of economic crisis in our state. As for children and sports, you have to be realistic. The schools provide excellent sport programs. You are talking about outside leagues. Well guess what, you cannot have it all. Learn to deal with that in an adult manner. My parents were broke when I was growing up. I couldn't join all those sport leagues either, but I did not turn to crime as a result. I just played pick-up basketball and football at Lister Park and got a part time job to raise the money to join those summer leagues. It's not the community's job to keep children entertained. it's up to the parents to teach them right and wrong. From what you are implying, not all parents in OMC are bad... right?
Frank September 30, 2011 at 09:12 PM
The RVC Housing authority has its hands tied by the Nassau County Courts. Nassau Courts do not believe in tough love. There is no such thing as zero tolerance in Nassau. You get chances upon chances upon chances to make positive change. That’s why we have yearlong evictions backlogged in Nassau Courts. OMC residents know this and work the system with appeals after appeals. Therefore, you can stretch an eviction out for 3 years, paying no rent, and still receive public assistance. Speak to the RVC housing supervisor, he'll tell you firsthand what goes on in OMC.
Frank September 30, 2011 at 09:18 PM
Really? Like the residents of Meehan and OMC need a newsflash on what goes on in the neighborhood. Look, I can understand your position. But the frustrations of this village are reaching a boiling point. We are paying through the nose for services and all we want is peace and quiet. Instead, we get smeared across the news as being a drug infested, gang populated, crime-ridden part of Southwest Nassau. We're mad as hell and we want change now. Mayor Murray. What are you going to do about crime in this village? Get the lead out of your back pockets and get to work.
It Takes A Village September 30, 2011 at 10:06 PM
No, Frank I AM talking about RVC leagues. For example, to register for RVC youth soccer, it costs $115 for registration and $35 for a uniform. Go on the website and see for yourself. The last time I checked, an elementary school child cannot get working papers, so your job idea is great for an older child, but what about your 5-14 year old? This is the age span in which to turn children towards something positive...when they get to their teenage years it's too late.
It Takes A Village September 30, 2011 at 10:13 PM
And Frank, I'm glad that you were able to become such a law abiding citizen in spite of the fact that you came from a household that struggled financially. But, then again, your parents probably didn't live in fear and you didn't have to worry about gang bangers menacing you because you didn't want to partake in their criminal mischief!
It Takes A Village September 30, 2011 at 10:25 PM
Frank, it sounds like you don't know too much about how things transpire in the hood. Yet, I have seen you make comments about OMC being New Jack City. Have you ever watched New Jack City in it's entirety? If you had, you would know firsthand that the law abiding citizens of OMC are stuck. They can either a. join the criminals, b. report the criminals (and watch their backs and the backs of their family members for the rest of their days), or c. see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
It Takes A Village September 30, 2011 at 10:30 PM
If you actually viewed New Jack City, you would know that it only takes a handful of "bad apples" to ruin a community. Do you actually think the law abiding citizens would touch an auxiliary police position with a ten-foot pole?! That's a death wish. Auxiliary police in that area would have to be outsourced at this point.
It Takes A Village September 30, 2011 at 10:37 PM
I guess you think the law abiding citizens that mind their business and believe in self-preservation are stupid, right? I mean who cares if let's say a female OMC resident sees something and calls the police and says something....and as retaliation, she is shot and killed along with her baby. I mean that would be fine with you Frank, right? As long as another criminal is off the streets, your taxes don't go up, and your property value stays high, right;)
It Takes A Village September 30, 2011 at 10:46 PM
I dare Frank to drive into OMC one night and stake out the area. Since, you claim there is so much crime in that area, it won't be long until you witness a crime happening. Hit that OnStar button, Frank and report that crime! I'll be parked on N. Centre eating popcorn and timing you with my stopwatch. I want to see if you can make it into the Guiness Book of World Records for driving an SUV at top speed while an onslaught of bullets fly your way!
It Takes A Village September 30, 2011 at 10:58 PM
Your comments are offensive, Frank. I understand that you are frustrated...we are all frustrated! But, generalizing and stereotyping one group of people that live in one section of our community is wrong! And for the record, I do not reside in OMC or off of N. Centre, or subsidized housing, but I am still offended!
Kevin O'Reilly September 30, 2011 at 11:08 PM
So Mr Village, what is the solution which will not offend you?
It Takes A Village October 01, 2011 at 12:41 AM
Kevin, if you look up at the above posts, I made some suggestions to try to solve this problem....ID cards, pressuring the Housing Authority to follow the law that Clinton put into effect, Neighborhood Watch, etc. They're all in the above posts.
Dave Kloven October 02, 2011 at 12:22 PM
Why should RVC continue to dump money into OMC? Id cards, gated community, 24 hr security all cost the tax payer money... show me 1 place on this earth in all of history where a ghetto has been transformed into a self sufficient community with a low crime rate.... It cant be done.. If Avalon Bay wishes to protect its investment, they will buy OMC and expand its property north..
Frank October 03, 2011 at 02:51 PM
Give me a break. that is a line of bull. So they don't join a league. So what! Like I said i grew up without a dime. I kept myself busy with all the pick-up games at Lister Park. Some of my best memories are playing pick-up basketball at Lister. Met some good friends there. Actually, I had better hoop memories there than playing in HS. Hell I even met Darryl Dawkins aka "Chocolate Thunder" shooting free throws at Lister while he stayed overnight at the Sunrise Motor Inn. Got an autograph to prove it! And if money is such an issue, do what soccer moms have been doing for millennia.... form a bake sale and raise the money for the kids. I will happily buy a pie or cupcake for a good cause. Better than asking for a handout, which is despicable!
Frank October 03, 2011 at 02:57 PM
My parents were robbed 3 times in RVC in 20 years. We lived in fear all right, but that didn't make us bitter. We got tougher. As for gangbangers, the community in OMC has to step up to the plate. Call them out. Big reason they exist is that they can "hide" in OMC. Why aren't the residents of OMC pointing them out? God, there are tons of ways to tip off RVC PD anonymously... But, the "no snitch rule" is the mantra at OMC.
Frank October 03, 2011 at 03:05 PM
Yes, I did watch NJC, and guess what? The best part of the movie is when the Old Man caps "Nino" in the chest. The Old man took the law into his own hands because some punk was destroying his community. Bill Cobbs was the real hero in that movie. I'm not suggesting that seniors start capping punks, but the point is that OMC needs to stand up and fight for what is right, and not expect others to do it for them.
Frank October 03, 2011 at 03:05 PM
Sometimes you just have to make a stand... You can't live in the shadows without becoming one.
Frank October 03, 2011 at 03:08 PM
OMC has brought this malaise onto themselves. The casualties you speak of are due to the indifferences of the residents at OMC. And you are absolutely right, criminals should be is off the street. why would you want them in OMC anyway?
Frank October 03, 2011 at 03:16 PM
Wow. how sad! You prove my point! RVC would be better off without OMC. Why would anyone in their right mind want to stick around for a firefight? What do you suggest? should I fire back? Conduct my own driveby? Maybe bring my lupara to the Hood and see how many fall? Want me to clean up the mess brought on by the decades of indifference? Is that what we want in RVC? Locals forming possies to purge the lawlessness at OMC, because the residents of OMC are helpless to stop it? Honestly, If you know so much about the "hood" and "tell it as it is", then that complex should be shutdown as a threat to public safety.
Frank October 03, 2011 at 03:19 PM
How are they offensive? We're talking about crime here and the unfair burden the taxpayers in this community have to bear as a result. Are you pulling the race card?
Frank October 03, 2011 at 03:20 PM
And we agreed with you. So how is this thread offensive?
Frank October 03, 2011 at 03:27 PM
@ Dave. so true. Even the most romantic city in the world, Paris, has a ghetto that would make 187th and Webster in the Bronx look like Central Park west. I would be happy to see Avalon Bay buy out that lot from the state. Hell NYS coffers are empty... they could use the money!
Frank March 20, 2012 at 03:25 PM
OMC is a dump. time to bull-doze the whole complex.
Jason March 20, 2012 at 03:29 PM
read carefully
Jason March 20, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Firstly, We would need to know where these perps live or if they were simply in the area visiting, before we condemn the area ????
Jason March 20, 2012 at 03:35 PM
There should be better lighted parking for those who want to frequent RVC as many park in the Center Ave parking lots in the wee hours.
Frank March 20, 2012 at 05:49 PM
that's an easy one: O.M.C. home of "O"ld School, "M"ooching, "C"rooks. See, OMC.
Frank March 20, 2012 at 05:50 PM
you should put spotlights on OMC.
Jason March 20, 2012 at 11:09 PM
I've read the comments above. What seems to be missing here is the possibility these guys that have been committing the crimes have been arrested before? I'd bet you dollars to donuts they have , benefiting from the turnstyle justice system everywhere. Our efforts should be lobbying to those who release these guys w/ a slap on the wrist whereby verifying crime does pay. This once again is due to voter apathy on election day when judges go up for reelection.


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