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East Williston teen tried to rob man on street, cops say

Joseph Bosnack, 17, of Williston Park has been

Joseph Bosnack, 17, of Williston Park has been charged with attempting to rob an 85-year-old man on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in East Williston, Nassau County police said. Credit: NCPD

Nassau County police arrested an East Williston teen Friday night after they said he attempted to rob an 85-year-old man.

Police said the man was walking on Orchard Drive when Joseph Bosnack, 17, of Robbins Drive, approached him, displayed a black handgun and demanded money at about 9:20 p.m. in East Williston.

The man told Bosnack he didn’t have any and Bosnack fled, police said. Officers found Bosnack a short time later on Orchard Meadow Drive and arrested him.

Bosnack was charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree criminal use of a firearm.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misstated the suspect’s community.

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