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Cops: Second suspect arrested in Valley Stream robberies

A second suspect in a series of gun-related robberies in Valley Stream last month has been arrested, Nassau County police said Monday.

Damon Jones, 22, of 19 Everett St., Valley Stream, surrendered to robbery squad detectives at 7 a.m. Monday.

He is charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree robbery and first-degree criminal use of a firearm. At arraignment Monday, Jones was held pending $5,000 cash bail or $2,500 bond and is due back in court Wednesday, according to online court records.

Detectives from the robbery squad and fourth squad said Jones and another man, Michael Davidson, 19, of 15 Oliver Ave., North Valley Stream, used a gun to commit two robberies and then were interrupted by a patrol sergeant during an attempted robbery.

Davidson was arraigned in July on four counts of second-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree assault and criminal use of a firearm.

He is being held on $50,000 bail, cash or bond, according to court records, and is scheduled to appear in court again on Sept. 30.

Police said the two men began their spree at 11:15 p.m. on July 4, on Sunset Road.

The two suspects approached a man and woman, each 18 years old, police said. Davidson displayed a handgun, and his accomplice took the victims' cellphones, police said.

Both suspects then entered a white Suzuki sport utility vehicle that drove toward Fletcher Avenue, police said.

At 11:45 p.m., Davidson and the other man each displayed handguns as they tried to rob two victims on Fenwood Drive and Waverly Place; the two victims ran off, police said.

A short time later, at the same location, the two suspects robbed a man, 22, of his cellphone, and the victim also was struck in the face, police said.

The two suspects ran off on foot, police said, before a patrol sergeant interrupted them at 11:59 p.m. attempting to rob another person at Merrick Road and North Waldinger Avenue, police said. Both men fled, with police giving chase.

Police said Davidson discarded a handgun in the front yard of a home on North Montgomery Street, near Martens Avenue.

As officers tried to arrest him, Davidson struggled; one sergeant injured his right knee in the chase, and another officer broke a finger on his left hand, police said. Each officer was treated and released at a nearby hospital.

With Ellen Yan

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