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David Hosannah convicted of robbing Franklin Square auto dealership, DA says

David Hosannah, 34, of Brooklyn, was convicted Oct.

David Hosannah, 34, of Brooklyn, was convicted Oct. 15, 2015 on charges stemming from an armed robbery of a Franklin Square auto dealership in 2013, Nassau County prosecutors said. Credit: Nassau County DA

A Brooklyn man was convicted on all charges Thursday stemming from an armed robbery of a Franklin Square auto dealership in 2013, Nassau County prosecutors said.

David Hosannah, 34, was convicted on two counts of first-degree robbery, a Class B violent felony; three counts of second-degree robbery, a Class C violent felony; and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a Class D felony, according to acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas.

Acting Supreme Court Justice Meryl Berkowitz convicted Hosannah after a five-week trial. He is scheduled for sentencing on Nov. 23 and faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.

Singas said that on Sept. 13, 2013, Hosannah and Horatio Forrest entered Tri Star Motors at 790 Hempstead Tpke. where they robbed three employees at gunpoint, stealing Rolex watches, jewelry, cash, and cellphones.

The two then drove away in a Range Rover, allegedly owned and operated by Rubens Petion, which police spotted blocks away and attempted to pull over, according to a news release.

A pursuit through Elmont followed, and the three men finally were stopped in Elmont by Nassau County police.

Hosannah ran from the vehicle and was found hiding in a nearby yard where he was arrested, officials said.

Forrest was convicted on the same charges as Hosannah on July 13 and is awaiting sentencing. Petion's trial is scheduled to start Friday.

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