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4 teens use bats, knife to try to rob another teen in home, police say

The four had demanded money but ran away from the Levittown house when the victim’s father showed up, Nassau County police said.

Four teenagers, armed with two bats and a knife, tried to rob another teenager at his Levittown home but ran away when the victim’s father showed up, Nassau police said Friday.

Kevin Chicas, 17, drove his three accomplices to a Gardiners Avenue house Wednesday, where the robbers demanded money when the victim opened the door at 3:15 p.m., police said.

Abdul Muzaffar, 18, and Joseph Dimperio, 17, held bats, while Aiden McCaughey, 18, attacked the victim with a knife, injuring three of his fingers and chest, police said.

When the victim’s father came in, three of the attackers ran off, police said. The injured victim was treated at Nassau University Medical Center and released, police said.

Chicas, of Mistletoe Lane in Levittown, who had remained on the scene, was arraigned Thursday on charges of first-degree gang assault and first-degree burglary, police said. He was held on a bail of $80,000 bond or $40,000 cash, online court records show.

Muzaffar, of North Jerusalem Road in Levittown, was arrested at his home later Wednesday night. He was arraigned Thursday on the same charges and given the same bail, according to authorities.

The names of their attorneys were not available Friday night.

McCaughey, also of Mistletoe Lane in Levittown, was arrested at his home Thursday, arraigned on the same charges and give the same bail, authorities said.

“Mr. McCaughey entered a not guilty plea and awaits his opportunity to address the matter in court,” his attorney, Daniel W. Russo of Garden City, said in an email Friday night.

Dimperio, of Foch Boulevard in Mineola, was arrested Friday and is to be arraigned on the same charges Saturday, police said.

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