A Hempstead man was arrested Monday, charged with robbing a man at gunpoint on Jan. 19, police said.
Nassau County police said Jaleel Jones, 23, of West Columbia Street, was arrested by Major Case Bureau detectives at 10:25 a.m. as he appeared in court in Mineola on unrelated charges. He was charged with first-degree robbery and faces arraignment Tuesday on that charge in First District Court in Hempstead.
Police said that Jones approached the 30-year-old male victim as he walked along Grove Street in Hempstead at 3 a.m. Jan. 19 and, armed with a black handgun, demanded his iPhone and cash. The victim handed over both. Police said Jones then fled.
Police did not detail what evidence led them to arrest Jones, but said he was arrested after an investigation.
It was not immediately clear why Jones was in court Monday. Court records were not immediately available.