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Cops: Two Roosevelt men charged in carjacking

Marcus Hutchinson, 21, of Roosevelt, is charged with

Marcus Hutchinson, 21, of Roosevelt, is charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon and Sharif Robinson, 21, of Roosevelt, is charged with robbery in connection with the theft of a car in Hempstead, police said. (Aug. 28, 2012) Credit: NCPD

Two Roosevelt men face first-degree robbery charges in court Tuesday after they stole a car at gunpoint in Hempstead, later ditched the vehicle and then tried to elude Nassau police by running through yards in Franklin Square, Fifth Squad detectives said.

The men -- Marcus Hutchinson and Sharif Robinson, both 21 and of 130 E. Pennywood Ave. -- displayed a handgun and forced a 33-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman out of a 2001 Cadillac parked on Nostrand Place at about 11:55 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Neither the man nor woman was injured, and Hutchinson and Robinson drove off, going east on Albermarle Avenue, police said.

Fifth Precinct officers saw the car on northbound Franklin Avenue in Franklin Square and tried unsuccessfully to pull over the car.

The two men finally stopped on eastbound Van Buren Street, where they ran off on foot, eventually exiting the car and running through yards.

After a search that included Fifth Precinct officers, the Canine Unit, the Aviation Bureau and the Bureau of Special Operations, the two men were arrested early Monday on Hancock Avenue, police said.

A loaded handgun, which was discarded by the two, was found in the front yard of a home on Van Buren Street, and the car was impounded, police said.

Each man is charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a weapon.

Hutchinson also is charged with a second count of criminal possession of a weapon.

Each is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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