Man arrested, another sought in robbery spree

Michael Davidson, 19, of 15 Oliver Ave., North

Michael Davidson, 19, of 15 Oliver Ave., North Valley Stream, faces four counts of second-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree assault and criminal use of a firearm, police said. (Credit: NCPD)

Nassau County police said they arrested one man on robbery charges and are looking for his accomplice after a series of holdups at gunpoint early Friday in Valley Stream.

Detectives from the Robbery Squad and Fourth Squad said the two men used a gun to commit two robberies and then were interrupted by a patrol sergeant during an attempted robbery.

Michael Davidson, 19, of 15 Oliver Ave., North Valley Stream, faces four counts of second-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree assault and criminal use of a firearm, police said. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.


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Police said they are looking for another suspect who was with Davidson when the robberies began at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday, on Sunset Road.

The two suspects approached a man and woman, each 18 years old, police said. Davidson displayed a handgun, and his accomplice took each of the victim's cellphones.

Both Davidson and the other suspect then entered a white Suzuki sport utility vehicle that drove away toward Fletcher Avenue.

At 11:45 p.m., Davidson and the other man each displayed handguns as they tried to rob two victims on Fenwood Drive and Waverly Place; the two victims ran off, police said.

A short while later, at the same location, the two suspects did rob a man, 22, of his cellphone, and the victim also was struck in the face, police said.

The two suspects ran off on foot, police said, before a patrol sergeant interrupted them at 11:59 p.m. attempting to rob another person at Merrick Road and North Waldinger Avenue. Both men fled, with police giving chase.

Police said Davidson discarded a handgun in the front yard of a home on North Montgomery Street, near Martens Avenue.

As officers tried to arrest him, Davidson struggled; one sergeant injured his right knee in the chase, and another officer broke a finger on his left hand, police said. Each officer was treated and released at a nearby hospital.

Detectives ask that the victims of the attempted robbery on North Waldinger Avenue to call the Robbery Squad at 516-573-8040.

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