Third man arrested in violent Valley Stream robbery, cops say
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The third and final suspect in a violent Valley Stream robbery in February has been arrested, Nassau police said Thursday.
Kalieke E. Harris, 20, was arrested in Queens, more than two months after two other suspects in the robbery were nabbed. Harris is accused of attacking a man who had arranged to meet the suspects in a rear parking lot at 460 Sunrise Highway to buy an iPhone on Feb. 3.
Police said two men, 26 and 29, drove to meet the suspects in Valley Stream about 8:15 p.m. to purchase the iPhone. When they got there, the first suspect, Willie V. Yelder, 21, of Brooklyn jumped into the rear seat of the 29-year-old's Acura.
The men started fighting, police said, and Yelder pulled out a handgun and stole cash from the 26-year-old victim, then attacked him, hitting him in the head and body.
At that point, Harris opened the back door of the Acura and assaulted the victim, cutting his hand with a knife, police said. The 26-year-old was dragged out of the car and thrown to the ground, police said, and Yelder pointed the gun at the 29-year-old and demanded his cellphone.
After getting the phone, Yelder and Harris fled in a Honda driven by Akeem A. Gordon, 18, of Queens, police said. The 26-year-old was treated for his injuries at a hospital.
Yelder was arrested in Queens on Feb. 13 and arraigned the next day. Gordon was arrested at his Springfield Gardens home on Feb. 19 and arraigned Feb. 20. All three are charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree robbery and second-degree assault, police said.
Harris is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.