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Cops: Plainview man arrested in Coin Galleries robbery

Richard Borsman, 38, of Plainview, was arrested outside

Richard Borsman, 38, of Plainview, was arrested outside his home on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, and charged with robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said in a news release. Photo Credit: NCPD

A Plainview man faces charges in the armed robbery of a coin dealer last week in Plainview, police said Monday.

The Nassau County police major case bureau arrested Richard Borsman, 38, of 64 Knowles St., outside his home at 8 p.m. Sunday and charged him with first-degree robbery and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, police said in a news release.

Borsman also was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said, after arresting officers found him in possession of heroin. Borsman is scheduled for arraignment Monday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said that at 12:45 p.m. Friday Borsman walked into Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay, on Old Country Road in Plainview, and, armed with a knife, demanded cash.

It was not immediately clear how much money was taken in the robbery. He was last seen fleeing on foot through a parking lot on Lester Place.

Police did not say what led investigators to Borsman.

It was not clear if any money was recovered.

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