Two women were confronted and robbed in a nearby church during Christmas week by a man who fled with cash.
detectives said the robbery occurred in Hicksville on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 9:15 p.m.
Two women, ages 47 and 26, were at the United Methodist Church at 130 W. Old Country Road, working in the church office.
A white man, described in detail as in his late 40’s, with gray/white beard, average build, wearing a black knit ski cap, dark gray waist length jacket and faded blue or gray pants, entered the church, pulled a knife and demanded money.
He took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in an unknown direction, detectives said.
ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
The Second Precinct reported the following crimes:
- Dec. 21: Burglary; Center Nursing Home, Woodbury; cash, wallet stolen from car.
- Dec. 21: Grand Larceny; Clarrissa Drive, Syosset; fraudulent activity.
- Dec. 16: Petit Larceny; Southern Parkway, Plainview; lawn decorations stolen.
- Dec. 26: Robbery: 50% - Off Card Store, Hicksville; cash stolen.
- Dec. 21: Burglary: Kramer Street, Hicksville; pocketbook, perfume, cash stolen.
- Dec. 22: Grand larceny: DPW Parking Lot, Hicksville, Traffic signal boxes stolen from yard.
- Dec. 28: Robbery: Old Country Road, Hicksville; cash stolen.
- Dec. 28: Grand larceny; Synergy Fitness, Syosset; gift cards, cash, wallet stolen.
- Dec. 27: Grand larceny; Manetto Hill Road, Plainview; cash, credit cards, pocketbook stolen from car.
- Dec. 29: Grand larceny; Haskett Drive, Syosset; pocketbook, checkbook, wallet stolen from auto.
- Jan. 1: Criminal mischief; Lennox, Plainview; propane tanks stolen.
The following arrest information was supplied by the Nassau County Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.
Nassau police arrested the following people:
- Dec. 22: Doreen Varrichio, 57, charged with grand larceny, Warren Lane, Jericho.
- Dec. 22: Patricia Marx, 53, charged with grand larceny, Warren Lane, Jericho.
- Dec. 24: Christopher Crisci, 18, charged with attempted burglary, Jackson Avenue, Bayville.
- Dec. 24: Allan Nunez, 17, charged with attempted burglary, Jackson Avenue, Bayville.
- Dec. 28, 23, charged with grand larceny, Jamaica Avenue, Plainview.
- Dec. 31: Casmir Rogus, 67, charged with reckless endangerment, Mill River Road, Oyster Bay.