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2 arrested in robbery of Roosevelt man

Two men are under arrest, and a man and woman are still being sought, in connection with the weekend robbery of a man in Roosevelt.

Nassau County police said the victim, identified only as a 29-year-old man, was discovered unconscious in his room at 12:10 a.m. Saturday and that an investigation revealed he had been punched, kicked and then struck in the head with a bottle during a dispute with the foursome before being robbed.

Arrested Monday were Matthew Matteo, 20, of 110 Manhattan Ave., Roosevelt, and Vincent Meyers, 22, of 66 Grand Ave., Freeport. Both face charges of first-degree and second-degree robbery.

Meyers also was arrested on a charge of criminal possession of stolen property and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Police said the four attackers were in the victim's room when "an argument ensued." The foursome then began to punch and kick the victim, police said, before Meyers struck the victim with a bottle, causing what police called "a severe head laceration."

Meyers and Matteo were arrested Monday at Matteo's residence and police said the victim's identification and a debit card were found in Meyers' possession at that time.

Police also said that Meyers broke a desk and a door while in custody at the police station. He was taken to a hospital for "evaluation."

Matteo faces arraignment Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead. Meyers faces arraignment as soon as practicable, police said Tuesday.

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