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North Massapequa Teen Arrested in Attempted Robbery

Trio of teens accused of trying to steal a cell phone.

Three teens, including one from North Massapequa, were arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with attempted robbery of a cell phone near a Farmingdale Subway restaurant, according to Nassau County Police.

Eighth Squad detectives report that 18-year-old Simon Distefano, of North Massapequa, 17-year-old Nicholas Lipari, of South Farmingdale and 18-year-old Steven Ryan, of South Farmingdale, attempted to forcibly take a smartphone from an 18-year old male victim near the restaurant located at 47 Boundary Avenue.

The victim saw the trio arriving together in a metallic colored Nissan Altima before two of the teens got out of the car and confronted him, cops said. One allegedly displayed what appeared to be a black semi-automatic pistol, which later turned out to be a BB gun, police said.  

The other displayed what appeared to be an electroshock weapon, which turned out to be a novelty item, that produces only minor shocks, police said.

They allegedly menaced the victim, forced him into the car and attempted to hold him down and take his smartphone, according to police.

After the victim was able to free himself, he fled and notified police, who pursued the subjects through South Farmingdale. Responding officers made the arrests at 3:10 p.m.

The teens told cops the victim owed them some money, according to police.

Distefano, Lipari and Ryan are charged with attempted robbery in the second degree. 

 

Dick Blair February 16, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Court:Nassau First District Court Case #:2012NA003583 Defendant: Distefano, Simon PL 110-160.10 2B D Felony, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Attempted Rob-2nd:displays Firearm
Dick Blair February 16, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Court:Nassau First District Court Case #:2012NA003581 Defendant: Lipari, Nicholas C PL 110-160.10 2B D Felony, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Attempted Rob-2nd:displays Firearm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ALSO PENDING: Court:Nassau First District Court Case #:2011NA019253 Defendant:Lipari, Nicholas C NEXT APPEARANCE: 02/28/2012 ACOD
Dick Blair February 16, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Court:Nassau First District Court Case #:2012NA003582 Defendant: Ryan, Steven M PL 110-160.10 2B D Felony, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Attempted Rob-2nd:displays Firearm PL 221.05 00 Violation, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Unlaw Poss Marihuana Weapon/Drug:Marihuana ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ALSO PENDING ON SEPARATE CHARGES RESULTING FROM: Arrest Date & Time:November 27, 2011 14:10 Arrest #:R0300810 Court:Nassau First District Court Case #:2011NA026373 Defendant:Ryan, Steven M NEXT APPEARANCE: Date:April 5, 2012 Court:Nassau First District Court ON THE FOLLOWING CHARGES: PL 221.05 00 Violation, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Unlaw Poss Marihuana Weapon/Drug:Marihuana VTL 402.1 01 Infraction, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Regis Plate Display Viola VTL 1192.4S 4S Unclassified Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Dwai Drugs Special Veh-1st Off PL 170.25 00 D Felony, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Posses Forgd Instrmnt-2nd
Dick Blair February 16, 2012 at 07:18 PM
OUTSTANDING!
ed February 18, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Great work NCPD!

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