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Cops: Westbury man arrested, another sought in street robbery

Joshua Nembhard, 19, of Westbury, has been charged

Joshua Nembhard, 19, of Westbury, has been charged in an assault and robbery Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, on a street in Westbury. Credit: NCPD

Nassau County police say they have arrested one of the two men who assaulted and robbed a man on a street in Westbury on Tuesday.

Joshua Nembhard, 19, of Queen Street in Westbury, was arrested at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday and charged with robbery in the second degree, police said.

At his arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Nassau, Nembhard was ordered held on $37,500 cash bail or $75,000 bond. He is due back in court on Tuesday.

Nembhard and the accomplice punched and pushed their victim during the robbery on Post Avenue about 1:47 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The two men demanded and got an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim, and one of the robbers took a cellphone from the victim’s pants pockets, police said.

His accomplice is still at large, police said, and they asked anyone with information to call Nassau Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

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