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Long IslandCrime

Levittown man charged with attacking 2 women, cops say

A Levittown man who allegedly attacked two women in separate altercations was arrested by Nassau police early Sunday.

Rory Walsh, 50, of 119 Park Lane, was charged with multiple counts of robbery and assault following back-to-back incidents at the homes of two women, police said.

Second Precinct detectives said shortly after 1:25 a.m. they responded to a 911 call reporting a disturbance at a home on Elm Drive South in Levittown.

Police said a woman who resides in the home told police Walsh entered her home through a rear door, and became “agitated” with the woman and attempted to leave in her car.

The woman jumped into the car’s passenger seat attempting to stop him from taking the car, and he reportedly grabbed her hair and choked her while trying to get her out of the car, police said.

The woman then left the car and ran into her house. Walsh followed her inside before leaving the house, police said.

Shortly after, at 2:07 a.m., Seventh Precinct officers responded to a 911 call for help at a Grove Street home in Massapequa. Police said a woman there accused Walsh of breaking a front window and pushing her, causing an injury to her arm. Walsh returned to the scene, police said, where he was arrested by officers.

Walsh is charged with second degree robbery, two counts of second degree menacing, two counts of second degree assault, first and second degree burglary, fourth degree grand larceny, third degree criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of third degree criminal mischief, second degree intimidating a victim or witness, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, and aggravated criminal contempt.

A police spokesman said Walsh was hospitalized with injuries to his ribs after he resisted arrest and tussled with officers, and will be arraigned “as soon as medically possible.”

Walsh’s nephew Joseph Cappa, 19 of 119 Park Lane was also charged with fourth degree criminal facilitation and second degree obstructing governmental administration. Police said Walsh called Cappa for a car ride after the first incident, and Cappa drove him to the second site.

Cappa is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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