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Police: Man stole truck, hit 2 people in Inwood while drunk

Yefry Ramirez-Diego, 34, on Saturday morning. He is charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree grand larceny, first-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury, driving while intoxicated, and third-degree reckless driving / NCPD

A Far Rockaway man faces a robbery charge after Nassau County police said he stole a truck from a construction site in Inwood.

Police arrested Yefry Ramirez-Diego, 34, on Saturday morning. He is charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree grand larceny, first-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree reckless endangerment, leaving the scene...

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A Far Rockaway man faces a robbery charge after Nassau County police said he stole a truck from a construction site in Inwood. 

Police arrested Yefry Ramirez-Diego, 34, on Saturday morning. He is charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree grand larceny, first-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury, driving while intoxicated, and third-degree reckless driving. Ramirez-Diego's charges stem from an incident that police said occurred at about 1:35 a.m.

Police said he entered a truck that was parked while running near Burnside Avenue and the Nassau Expressway. After Ramirez-Diego drove off, two male employees followed him in a different vehicle, police said. Ramirez-Diego stopped the truck at the corner of Sheridan Boulevard and Nassau Avenue, then the employees drove in front of the truck, police said. 

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The employees tried, but were unable, to pull Ramirez-Diego out of the truck, police said. Ramirez-Diego then drove the truck forward and struck one of the employees in the arm, police said. Ramirez-Diego continued driving west on Sheridan Avenue, then he lost control of the truck and hit a fence, police said. He also hit a 42-year-old male pedestrian on Carvel Place, and a parked 2015 Nissan Altima, police said. 

Police said Ramirez-Diego left the truck and tried to flee, but NYPD officers caught him. Authorities said Ramirez-Diego was drunk while driving the truck.

The employee hit in the arm declined medical attention and the passerby was taken to a hospital and treated for hip and abdominal pain, police said. 

Ramirez-Diego is scheduled to be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.