Police: Teens Robbed in Massapequa Preserve

Two males arrested on robbery, other charges.

Two teenaged boys were allegedly robbed in the Massapequa Preserve Saturday night, according to Nassau Police.

According to detectives, two male victims ages 16 and 19 entered the Massapequa Preserve located on Lakeview Avenue and Boston Avenue and was approached by two male defendants. 

A 17-year-old defendant from Amityville displayed a three-inch gravity knife and demanded property from the 16-year-old victim, police stated. The victim then gave the defendant his black knapsack containing a credit card and keys. 

Another defendant, Boden Woelk, 20, of Amityville threatened the 19-year-old victim with physical force and after fearing for his safety, gave the defendant $10.

The defendants fled the scene in a black Ford Crown Victoria in an unknown direction. Subsequent investigation lead to the arrests of both subjects at Burger King located on Sunrise Highway in Seaford. There were no reported injuries. 

The 17-year-old defendant is being charged with two counts of Robbery 1st Degree, two counts of Robbery 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of Weapon 4th Degree and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree. 

Defendant Woelk is being charged with two counts of Robbery 1st Degree and twocounts of Robbery 2nd Degree. 

They will be arraigned on Sunday at First District Court, 99 Main St. in Hempstead.

Michael March 10, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Going into the preserve on a Saturday night.... We all know that kids go into the woods AT NIGHT to hang out- SOME of them to drink and get high. It's unfortunate that SOME parents know their children are going there because its a "right of passage" or because all the other kids are doing it. I wonder if the parents of these 2 boys that were mugged knew where they were and where they were going? I feel badly for the boys that got mugged. I hope they learned to be more careful in the future. Thankfully, the boys weren't injured.
Dan March 10, 2013 at 06:32 PM
Sounds like good police work in this instance. Well done NCPD. Also well done by the crime victims with their description and details that led to the arrrests. Now, let's see what the tough on crime DA does with this case.
MTR March 10, 2013 at 09:07 PM
Michael, When I was growing up in late 70's and 80's me and my friends would go to the woods and hang out. I never once feared that I was going to be robbed. This is the new America we are living in. Very sad.
jean g March 11, 2013 at 12:33 PM
The point is why are these woods a KNOW. PLACE FOR DRUGS AND DRINKING and NOTHING IS EVER DONE
michelle March 11, 2013 at 01:09 PM
Its sad that kids can't walk around or hang out without fear getting robbed. I won't let my son walk alone anymore. Its not safe. When we grew up we didn't have to deal with all this violence in schools and out.. These bullies need to work for what they want instead of stealing.
mel March 11, 2013 at 01:46 PM
Hate to tell you, when I grew up in massapequa and hung out in the woods, occationally things happened. Violence, drugs and alcohol happened back then too. I remember guys smoking pot in my SS class in MHS. In the actual classroom, everyday in the back of the room. We hung out in the woods, some people drank and did drugs, some people did not. Most of the time it was a cool place to chill with friends. I imagine it is still pretty much the same. I dont remember anyone getting robbed, but I am sure it happened. Point is, dont kid yourself into thinking that things were so much different back in the "good old days" and I understand wanting to protect your kids, but dont rob them of life experiences in the process
MTR March 11, 2013 at 02:58 PM
By any chance was Mrs. Davis your SS teacher. LOL
ed March 11, 2013 at 04:33 PM
Great work Ed Mangano!...do more with less!
Concerned Mom March 11, 2013 at 08:42 PM
You dont have to be hanging out in the woods at night to be robbed. My 12 yr. old was playing in burns park on friday at 5pm. He and a friend had their cell phones taken and an Ipod. They fled in a car and a police car was sitting only feet away. The boys had to go and get the officer and nothing was done about it.
Massa March 12, 2013 at 12:05 AM
That dosnt surprise me about the police in this area not doing anything about a crime that was committed feet away. I have seen it many times. Most only care about having any easy not with NO problems. I see cars parked all the time in firehouse lots and the rear if parking lots with nothing going in..... How about patrolling the area and keeping all of us safe? How about doing the job of a police Department that is one of the highest paid in the country? We all pay very high taxes and deserve to see results.
jean g March 12, 2013 at 01:01 AM
Burns park is another common place for drugs and underage drinking at night and again......still goes on
LAKETAJO March 12, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Behind IGA, Mcgory's, Brady Park, the walkway in between the buildings on Front St., behind Jelly Bean, they used to enter the preserve by Van Buren, west side of the lake in the preserve, corner of Fitzmaurice and Park picking up and dropping off, Burger King, right in front of anyone's house sitting in a car or walking by, to name a few. Everyone has cell phones, if you see something suspicious take a picture, get a plate number, do something productive don't just talk about it. Take your neighborhood back. And as far as the police go, they Are around in unmarked typical cars not patrol cars. They need to gather enough info and proof before they do anything because otherwise the consequences aren't going to be severe enough.
MassaPark March 13, 2013 at 03:01 AM
NCPD is a JOKE. Prolific ticket writers. That's it.
Dick Blair March 13, 2013 at 11:11 AM
The joke is on Boden Woelk... PL 160.15 02 B Felony, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Rob-1st:forc Theft/deadly Weap PL 160.10 01 C Felony, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Robbry 2nd/aided By Anoth PL 160.15 02 **TOP CHARGE** B Felony, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Rob-1st:forc Theft/deadly Weap PL 160.10 01 C Felony, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Robbry 2nd/aided By Anoth
Karen March 15, 2013 at 07:28 AM
Maybe if parents would stay off FB and their I-phones long enough to know what's going on. Bullying and all that other crsp mentioned above, well that wont get fixed, the parents are worse than the kids, more worried about their FB friends list than what's actually happening on the real world. Parents more worried about their next girls night out. Does this status sound familiar "great night out with awesome friends" followed by rediculous pictures. Seriously grow up and pay attention to your kids. Mothers arguing on groups about everything and anything. And then we want to wonder why bullying and drugs is out of control. Grow up and get off the FB for 2 seconds and start raising your kids the proper way not through post or photos on FB. grow up your not 16 people.
Michael March 15, 2013 at 07:59 PM
Janice you are right... Too many parents want to be "cool" and be their kids' friend and not their parent. I'm sick of the parent who dresses like their kids, talks like them, and is afraid to act their age and be a parent. And... Then they blame everyone else for their kids' awful behavior but won't do anything to fix it.
Ali March 16, 2013 at 02:50 AM
Do you even know how much of your taxes actually go to the Police Department??? Its lumped up in your general tax along with sanitation etc.Maybe $1,500 per household. Property and school taxes are whats high.... Trust me the Police are keeping you safe. They are entitled to their dinner/lunch breaks as are you during your work day. While you are sleeping they are entering into unsafe homes of domestic disputes, helping someone in a car accident or chasing a robbery suspect. All situations that can turn deadly in a second. They deserve respect 24/7.


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