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Cops: Suspect stabbed man, stole his car

A Hempstead man is charged with robbery and identity theft after stabbing a man, taking his car and wallet and then using stolen credit cards to purchase more than $600 worth of liquor, Nassau County police and Garden City detectives said Monday.

Tayquan Clark, 20, of 19 Miller Place, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead on two counts of robbery, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree identity theft, police said.

Clark approached the 44-year-old victim about 12:30 a.m. on March 2 and asked the man for a ride to a train station in Garden City, police said. Then, after arriving at the station, Clark stabbed the man in the face and chest and took his car, a 2010 Nissan, police said.

The victim was treated for his injuries at a hospital, but he had left his wallet in the car.

His car was found in Uniondale on March 4, police said.

A day after the robbery, Clark and two others from Hempstead -- Tonya Morgan, 37, of 28 Chamberlain St., and Kadeem Andrews, 20, 15 Chamberlain St. -- used credit cards from the robbery to buy more than $600 worth of liquor from Hempstead Liquors on Main Street, police said.

Police said Clark also purchased a pair of sneakers from the Roosevelt Field mall in East Garden City. The victim's car was found in Uniondale on March 4, police said.

Morgan and Andrews each was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and identity theft. They also are scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

At arraignment Monday, bail for Clark was set at $201,000 bond or $101,000 cash. Arraignment information for Morgan and Andrews was not immediately available.


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