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Man arrested in E. Massapequa kidnap attempt

Franklyn Brown, 24, of Queens, was arrested after

Franklyn Brown, 24, of Queens, was arrested after he attacked his former girlfriend outside a Sunrise Mall store and tried to kidnap her in June, police said. (July 11, 2012) Credit: NCPD

A Queens man was arrested Wednesday after he attacked his former girlfriend last month inside a store where she worked at the Sunrise Mall and attempted to kidnap her -- only to be stopped outside by an armored-car guard, police said.

Franklyn Brown, 24, of 215-32 106th Ave., who fled the scene after the June 21 incident, was arrested at 8:25 p.m. and charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree attempted kidnapping, second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal contempt, criminal obstruction of breathing and third-degree assault.

Brown is charged with contempt because the victim had an order of protection against him, Nassau County police said.

Police did not name the store in the East Massapequa mall where the victim worked -- or where the incident occurred -- to protect her identity. Police identified her only as a 23-year-old.

Police said the woman suffered injuries to her neck, eye, foot and face in the attack.

The incident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. June 21 when Brown walked into the store where the woman worked, punched, kicked and choked the woman, and then dragged her out of the store through a rear entrance, police said. Once outside in the parking lot, police said Brown continued to choke the woman -- threatening to kill her.

A Brinks Armored Car driver then broke up the attack, police said, but Brown took the victim's cellphone and fled.

He was arrested later with the assistance of the Bureau of Special Operations and the Electronics Squad, police said.

He is scheduled for arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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