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Westbury man arrested in robbery of taxi driver, police say

Wilfredo Torres-Ramos, 31, of Westbury, was arrested on

Wilfredo Torres-Ramos, 31, of Westbury, was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, and charged with robbery and criminal possession of a dangerous weapon, Nassau County police said. Credit: NCPD

A Westbury man was arrested Sunday and charged with robbing a taxi driver at gunpoint earlier in the day, Nassau County police said.

Wilfredo Torres-Ramos, 31, was awaiting arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead on charges of robbery in the first degree and criminal possession of a dangerous weapon in the fourth degree, police said.

He was one of two men who got into a taxi at Broadway and Malaney Avenue in New Cassel about 4:05 a.m. Sunday, pulled a gun and demanded money from the driver, police said.

The driver complied and the two men fled on foot along Malaney Avenue toward Union Avenue, police said.

Police said Torres-Ramos was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at his home on Union Avenue, about three blocks from the robbery scene.

The other man remains at large, police said.

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