Teen Attacked on Merrick Road

Young victim kicked in the stomach during attempted robbery in Massapequa.

A 16 year-old girl was attacked by a group who tried to steal her purse Thursday afternoon, police said.

The victim, who was walking home alone, was approached by a group of five or six Hispanic girls who also appeared to be teens on Merrick Road near Ocean Avenye at about 3:20 p.m., according to cops.

One of the gang knocked the victim's books out of her hands and demanded she give them money. When the victim reached down to pick up her books, the girl then kicked the victim in the stomach and tried to grab the handbag. 

Nothing was taken and the victim wasn't hurt badly.

The girl who kicked the victim was l and was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, dark sweat pants, and black Jordan sneakers with pink soles, cops said.

Police are urging anyone with information on this attempted robbery to contact the Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls are confidential.

Ed May 04, 2012 at 11:03 PM
By not listing the race of the perpetrator you may be politically correct but you are putting the public at risk. Listing the color of the clothing is not enough. Is the person white, black, hispanic, asian?
Janet Morreale May 05, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Read it again. Ed.
JAE May 05, 2012 at 01:14 AM
The article reads 'five or six Hispanc girls'.
Angela May 05, 2012 at 05:53 AM
It seems to be that walking alone makes us a target. So sorry for the young lady. Thank God shes OK.
FJDietz May 05, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Seems we are hearing more and more about this type of crime in Massapequa. Very sad.
Joseph Trainor May 05, 2012 at 12:08 PM
If the cops were not cooping they may have caught the perps oh well they were probally busy with their girlfriends or alsleep behing that church by Biltmore
Occam's Hammer May 05, 2012 at 12:27 PM
White hispanic or black hispanic?
Tom LoVarco May 05, 2012 at 02:30 PM
This is why everyone should learn how to defend themselves and be enrolled in a good martial arts school. . The first lessson is to learn how to avoid situations like this. If you see a group like this walking towards you get on the other side of the street and if that doesn't work try to get help from others.
Massa May 05, 2012 at 07:33 PM
This happens on Merrick road and Ocean ave during day time and no one stops to help? That is just wrong, if I saw something like that , I would stop and do something for this poor girl who was out numbered by this gang of girls. We need some patrol cars patrolling the area and try and stop this crap from happening and if someone sees something going on call 911 or help.
Massa May 05, 2012 at 07:43 PM
We're these Hispanic girls on foot? Which direction did they run?errick road is busy at that time of day, and for a attempted robbery to happen on this road and in this town at these hours is crazy. Stuff like this happens in bad neighborhoods, it shouldn't be happening here. This is why so many families are moving out of state. This is going to be like the city's Boris soon if we all don't do anything about it. The first step is getting one of the highest paid police department in the country to start caring and doing something to protect us.
ed May 06, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Ed Mangano has 100-120 less cops on the street per tour in Nassau County. He has cut all essential patrols that target certain crimes like this!
Schultz4 May 06, 2012 at 01:20 AM
The police routinely make a turn onto Merrick Road onto Biltmore Blvd and right into the parking lot behind the(old) Christian Science Church which is where they spend their tour. Thank you Ed Mangano!
Massa May 06, 2012 at 05:01 AM
Burns park, the railroad stations,firehouses and the list goes on. All location where we see them sitting for hours, maybe they should check the gps on a daily basis and see how long these cars are sitting. Patrol means riding around at a pace where you can see if something is happening, burglaries, robbieries, people who are calling for help, accidents. How are they going to see things like this poor girl who was almost robbed. As a dad I would be pissed if something like this happen to my daughter and a police car was sitting in the Christian science church a few blocks away. I don't want to hear excuses about Nassau not having patrol cars out, I see them and most of the time it is hanging out.i have friends on the job is Nassau and they know that they have it easy and get treated really well. It's called work, if they don't want to do the job then get off, but peoples lives count on them and they signed up and took an oath.
ed May 06, 2012 at 12:27 PM
You're both acting like morons....its physically impossible to PATROL aka DRIVE for 12 HOURS and prevent all crime. #1 Sitting at a railroad station DETERS crime in the parking lots and also protects know terriorist targets. # 2 Sitting at burns park is just fine with me especially on a Saturday or Sunday where kids get hurt and/or cars are broken in to. #3 Firehouses....remember these cops have to pct to turn out of...they turn out of the firehouse in most cases. They are entitled to their meal break. They are entitled to personals...you know to take a bathroom break. Police cars, because of Ed Mangano, are also left OUT OF SERVICE...all day! So you will see a police car sitting there UNMANNED all day.
ed May 06, 2012 at 12:28 PM
You physically watched them all day? You have video tape of them there for 12 hours?
diane cascini May 07, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Massapequa park used to be a desirable area not anymore .Good going Mangano glad do not live under your watch anymore .Good bye Nassau lol
donna May 07, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Out of these 16 comments so far, TOM is the only one who makes sense. it is our jobs as parents to prepare our kids if, God forbid, they are in a dangerous situation. preach to your kids not to walk around alone and if they must, take the headphones out of your ears ! I see kids walk out from Massapequa High and dart in the street talking on the phone and/or with the headphones in their ears! ( my 16 year old does this too!) Massapequa is a great place to live and once again alot of you place blame on politicians and everyone else! why? because its easier than to blame yourself! You and i walked around by ourselfs when we were kids and we developed street smarts and common sense. Our kids dont have this (mine too).... and I blame myself first! Thank God that girl is ok.
an old guy May 07, 2012 at 04:30 PM
mike May 07, 2012 at 10:28 PM
mike,please be aware the 7pct. had its only plainclothes unmarked anti crime patrol cut in the budget.bureau of special operations patrols the 7th on occasion but comes out of a central location.when i lived in queens we had at least 3 unmarked cars on patrol.most officers are excellent but a few just want to sleep and ruin the reputation of majority.officers should study crime pattens in comstat closely and adjust the patrols accordingly.
Mike May 08, 2012 at 11:33 PM
walk home with a friend
phil June 25, 2012 at 07:45 PM
terri mason July 15, 2012 at 03:11 PM
you are all blaming the victyim for walin alone, the parents for not eing vigilant with defensive arts,and mostly the police how about the lack of morals and human kindness that is being exhibited more and more by our youth. These girls that ttacked this young lady arejust one example of how desensitized this generation is becoming to their fellow human beings. They are the problem not ed mangano or the police


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