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Ovidio Hernandez, Miguel Amador robbed, assaulted man at Westbury restaurant, cops say

Ovidio Hernandez, 33, left, and Miguel A. Amador,

Ovidio Hernandez, 33, left, and Miguel A. Amador, 32, both of Westbury, were arrested Monday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2016, after a robbery at the Sabor Latino Restaurant in Westbury, police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

Two men were charged Tuesday in connection with an assault and robbery that happened inside a Westbury eatery Monday afternoon.

Authorities say the victim was struck and then robbed at knife point at Romelia’s Sabor Latino Restaurant at 678 Union Ave. at 2:20 p.m.

Ovidio Hernandez, 33, of 704 Broadway, is accused of striking the 32-year-old victim in the forehead with a beer bottle, knocking him to the ground.

Immediately after, police said Miguel A. Amador, 32, of 339 Scally Place, hit a 30-year-old man who had come to the victim’s aid, striking him in the hand with a pool stick.

Police said Hernandez, brandishing a knife, stole an undisclosed amount of money from the 32-year-old victim’s pocket.

Hernandez and Amador fled out the back door, authorities said.

The pair was arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead. Both were charged with first degree robbery and second degree assault.

Amador also was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. Hernandez has been charged with menacing in the second degree and two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon in the fourth degree.

The 32-year-old victim, who suffered a laceration to the forehead, was taken by ambulance to a hospital to be treated for his injuries.

The other victim, who suffered a laceration to his hand, refused medical treatment.

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