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3 charged in Uniondale robbery try

Three men who used an automatic BB gun early Tuesday to try to rob a man sitting in his car in front of a Uniondale home were arrested on attempted robbery charges, Nassau County police said.

Two of the three men approached the man, 27, in his car on Locust Lane at 1:22 a.m. and demanded money, police said. One of them pointed a black handgun at the man in the car, and the man drove away, police said.

The victim called police and gave a description of the two men, who later were found with a third man, sitting in a car on Front Street. A black BB gun was found in the car, police said.

Arrested were:

Patrick J. Knight Jr., 22, of 15 Wilson Place, Roosevelt, on charges of attempted robbery, criminal possession of a weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of marijuana.

James Morgan, 21, of 600 Davis Ave., Uniondale, on charges of attempted robbery and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Jeffrey Saperstein, 22, of 131 Hamlet Rd., Levittown, on charges of attempted robbery and possession of a weapon.

Police said all three were charged with attempted robbery because one of the men was acting as a driver.

All three men were to be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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