Cops: Two charged in robbery of dirt bikes

Essix Robinson, left, 21, of Hempstead was charged

Essix Robinson, left, 21, of Hempstead was charged with two counts of second-degree robbery, as well as first-degree robbery and second-degree robbery of a motor vehicle after the gunpoint robbery of two motorized dirt bikes in Roosevelt, police said. Kenneth Edwards, 20, of Roosevelt, was charged with two counts of second-degree robbery, as well as first-degree robbery and second-degree robbery of a motor vehicle after the gunpoint robbery of two motorized dirt bikes in Roosevelt, police said.(July 1, 2013) (Credit: NCPD)

Two men were arrested Sunday, charged with the gunpoint robbery of two motorized dirt bikes in Roosevelt, police said.

The dirt bikes were recovered from a garage at the home of one of the armed robbers, Nassau County police said.

That garage was a half-block from the robbery scene, police said.


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Arrested were Kenneth Edwards, 20, of 57 E. Clinton Ave., Roosevelt, and Essix Robinson, 21, of 215 Weir St., Hempstead. Each was charged with two counts of second-degree robbery, as well as first-degree robbery and second-degree robbery of a motor vehicle. Both are scheduled for arraignment Monday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said that Edwards and Robinson, armed with a handgun, stopped two men who were walking with their dirt bikes near the corner of East Clinton and Cottage Place at about 4 a.m. Sunday, demanding the bikes. The victims complied, police said, handing over the motorbikes -- and then fleeing the scene. The victims then called police, who recovered the bikes from the garage.

Edwards was arrested at the house. Robinson was arrested at a home on Horace Avenue in Roosevelt, police said.

No one was injured.

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