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Cops: Second arrest in New Cassel laundry robbery

Police have arrested a second teen who detectives said was involved in a robbery at a laundry service on Grant Street in New Cassel in late January.

Carlos Medrano, 17, of 176 Bond St., was located by Nassau County police patrol officers on Monday -- and was charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree assault for his role in the robbery at the Laundry Giant Dry Cleaners on Jan. 27, police said.

An alleged accomplice, identified by police as Howard Aviles, 17, of 176 Grant St., was arrested on Grant Street after the crime. He also was charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree assault and was arraigned the following day in First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said the pair entered the laundry service at 6:20 a.m. on Jan. 27 and robbed the 49-year-old attendant of cash.

The laundry service was robbed in an unrelated crime last October. Three teens were arrested in that robbery.

Medrano is scheduled for arraignment on Tuesday in First District Court, police said.

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