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Detectives Asking for Help in Hicksville Robbery

Police: Woman Robbed,

Told Her Husband Was Held Hostage

Second Squad detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred on Monday, March 7 at 11 a.m. in Hicksville.

According to detectives, a female approached subject, a 39-year-old female victim, engaged her in conversation at a bus stop at West John Street and Wycoff Street at which time a male subject approached the victim from behind and pressed a knife against her back.

The subjects told the victim that they had her husband and demanded money for his return, police said. When the victim stated she had no money on her, the subjects forced her into a tan four-door sedan and drove her to her home in Westbury, police explained. After retrieving her wallet, the victim returned to the subjects’ vehicle and was driven to her bank where she withdrew $3,000 and gave it to the suspects, said detectives.

The victim was then driven back to her home where the subjects took her wallet and told her that her husband was upstairs, said police. After entering the home and discovering that her husband was not there, the victim contacted him by cell phone to verify his location and the husband had no knowledge of the incident, detectives noted. No injuries were sustained as a result of this occurrence.

The subjects are described as follows:

Subject #1: Female Hispanic, 30 years old and 5’9” tall with a thin build. She has black shoulder length curly hair and a heavily pockmarked face. She was wearing blue jeans and a medium length black jacket.

Subject #2: Male Hispanic, 30 years old and 5’9” tall with short brown hair. He was wearing a short tan coat.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this robbery call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.