A Queens man was charged with robbery Friday, and Nassau County police said he robbed the same Elmont cellphone store twice within a month.
Shane Williams, 25, of 218th Street in Cambria Heights, was armed with a handgun when he first entered the Metro PCS store at 752A Elmont Rd. at 2:02 p.m. on Aug. 5 and demanded cellphones and cash from clerks, police said in a news release. The clerks complied handing over an undisclosed number of cellphones and cash.
Williams returned to the store on Friday at 2:25 p.m. and repeated the crime, police said.
He fled the scene on foot both times, and no injuries were reported, according to police. Fifth squad detectives following leads found Williams and arrested him at 4:45 p.m. Friday, police said. No further details were released about his arrest.
Williams is being charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and two counts of fourth-degree possession of a dangerous weapon and is expected to be arraigned Saturday in First District Court in Hempstead.