Cops: Man pulls knife on acquaintance

advertisement | advertise on newsday

A Hicksville man was arrested Thursday after police said he tried to rob an acquaintance at knifepoint only to have the victim ride off on a bicycle -- and report the incident to police.

Christian Menendez, 20, of 94 Dartmouth Dr., was arrested a short time later on charges of first-degree attempted robbery.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Nassau County police said the robbery attempt occurred at 3:25 p.m., when Menendez approached the 18-year-old victim, who was on a bike, near the intersection of Cedar Street and Woodbury Road. Police said Menendez, armed with a knife, demanded the teen empty his pockets. Instead, police said, the teen rode off and called 911.

No one was injured, but Menendez was arrested a short time later near the intersection of Cedar and Stanley Street. Menendez faces arraignment Friday in First District Court in Hempstead.

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox. Get the Newsday Now newsletter!

Comments now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: