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Papa John’s deliveryman robbed, suspects arrested, police say

Jermaine Jones, 21, left, was arrested and charged

Jermaine Jones, 21, left, was arrested and charged after a traffic stop in the robbery of a pizza deliveryman in Lakeview. Ruben Sajous, 21, who was driving the car stopped by police, was charged with drug possession. Credit: NCPD

An Old Bethpage man was arrested and charged with robbery, partly done in, police said, by his own impatience with a victim who didn’t move fast enough for him and fellow assailants.

Nassau County police said that Jermaine Jones, 21, of Claremont Road, was arrested late Monday night after a traffic stop and charged for his role in the robbery of a pizza deliveryman earlier in Lakeview.

Another man, Ruben Sajous, 21, of Richmond Road, East Meadow, who was driving the car stopped by police, was charged with drug possession, police said.

Police said two other suspects are still being sought in connection with the robbery. Their identities were not known.

Police said Jones was standing outside a home on Lehman Road in Lakeview when the victim, who was delivering pizza for Papa John’s, drove up and attempted to hand him a pizza.

Instead, police said, two other suspects, armed with a gun, jumped the deliveryman — and the trio rifled his pockets, robbing him of cash. At one point, police said, the suspects ordered the deliveryman to the ground. But the driver had trouble complying because of a knee injury. Impatient, the assailants pushed the driver to the ground and, as they did, he reached out and grabbed the car — triggering an alarm and scaring off the robbers.

Responding police then searched for the assailants, and Bureau of Special Operations officers found Jones and Sajous in a 2006 BMW parked little more than a block away on Clinton Avenue.

Jones was identified as one of the suspects from the robbery, police said, adding that during the subsequent investigation officers found marijuana and Alprazolam pills.

Sajous was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. Jones was charged with second-degree robbery, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Both suspects face arraignment Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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