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Cops: Two charged in robbery of dirt bikes

Essix Robinson, left, 21, of Hempstead was charged

Essix Robinson, left, 21, of Hempstead was charged with two counts of second-degree robbery, as well as first-degree robbery and second-degree robbery of a motor vehicle after the gunpoint robbery of two motorized dirt bikes in Roosevelt, police said. Kenneth Edwards, 20, of Roosevelt, was charged with two counts of second-degree robbery, as well as first-degree robbery and second-degree robbery of a motor vehicle after the gunpoint robbery of two motorized dirt bikes in Roosevelt, police said.(July 1, 2013) Photo Credit: NCPD

Two men were arrested Sunday, charged with the gunpoint robbery of two motorized dirt bikes in Roosevelt, police said.

The dirt bikes were recovered from a garage at the home of one of the armed robbers, Nassau County police said.

That garage was a half-block from the robbery scene, police said.

Arrested were Kenneth Edwards, 20, of 57 E. Clinton Ave., Roosevelt, and Essix Robinson, 21, of 215 Weir St., Hempstead. Each was charged with two counts of second-degree robbery, as well as first-degree robbery and second-degree robbery of a motor vehicle. Both are scheduled for arraignment Monday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said that Edwards and Robinson, armed with a handgun, stopped two men who were walking with their dirt bikes near the corner of East Clinton and Cottage Place at about 4 a.m. Sunday, demanding the bikes. The victims complied, police said, handing over the motorbikes -- and then fleeing the scene. The victims then called police, who recovered the bikes from the garage.

Edwards was arrested at the house. Robinson was arrested at a home on Horace Avenue in Roosevelt, police said.

No one was injured.

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