Cops: Pair used car in robbery try, reported it stolen

Demarrius Jackson, left, 19, and Taron Fenner, 18, Demarrius Jackson, left, 19, and Taron Fenner, 18, both of Columbia, S.C., were arrested on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, and charged with robbery and menacing and possession of a weapon, police said. Fenner was also charged with a false written statement, police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

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Two South Carolina men were arrested Tuesday after they filed a police report saying their car, which they used in their foiled robbery attempt hours earlier, was stolen in a robbery, Nassau County police said.

Shortly after 12:30 a.m., Demarrius Jackson, 19, 839 Statler Rd., and Taron Fenner, 18, 708 Old Manor Rd., both in Columbia, covered their faces in bandannas and approached a 24-year-old Levittown man sitting in his car on Meadowbrook Road in Hempstead, according to police. The two men banged on the window, police said.

Fearing for his safety, police said the victim reversed and hit the car behind him, which then hit the suspects' 1999 Nissan Altima, also parked.

The suspects then tried to flee in the Altima, but the accident had caused severe damage. They then ran away on foot northbound on Fulton Avenue, police said.

No injuries were reported. No proceeds were reported taken.

On Tuesday, Hempstead Village police arrested Jackson and Fenner around 11:35 a.m. when they filed a report saying the Altima was stolen in the robbery.

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The two were each charged with second-degree robbery and menacing, and fourth-degree possession of a weapon. Fenner is also charged with false written statement.

The two are scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday.

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