Two out-of-state men have been arrested and charged with robbing a motorist of his car keys in Farmingdale, Nassau County police said.

Jamie Ballerini, 35, of Palm City, Florida, and Robert David Nichols, 27, of Glendale, Arizona, were charged with robbery in the second degree and were expected to be arraigned Saturday in First District Court in Hempstead, police said.

The two men were in a Volkswagen Jetta that was involved in an auto accident at 10:52 p.m. Thursday at Melville Road and Main Street, police said.

The two men got out of their car and began to grab and beat the 52-year-old driver of the other car, who was still in his vehicle, police said.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

They then grabbed the victim's car keys from the ignition, returned to the Jetta and drove north on Melville Road, a police spokeswoman said.

They were arrested without incident in front of 177 Conklin St., police said.