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Police Commish: Be Alert at Local Train Stations

Unsuspecting commuters, especially those on their cell phones, have been accosted at nearby train stations.

After several incidents at nearby LIRR stations, police commissioner Kenneth Jackson asks residents to be aware of their surroundings while getting off the train in Garden City.
After several incidents at nearby LIRR stations, police commissioner Kenneth Jackson asks residents to be aware of their surroundings while getting off the train in Garden City.

After several people were "accosted" at nearby LIRR stations while getting off the train, Garden City police commissioner Kenneth Jackson urged village residents to be aware of their surroundings, especially while using their cell phones.

Although there have been no reported incidents at any stations in Garden City, Jackson noted that there seems to be a "bit of a trend" in Nassau County.

"In some area train stations there have been some robberies and larcenies of people who are using the phone. Just be careful of that," he told residents at the June 6 village board meeting.

In Rockville Centre, a 36-year-old female was walking in front of 100 N. Centre Ave. May 5 after coming off the train when she was approached from behind by two suspects. One of the suspects picked her up and threw her to the ground, according to Nassau County police, while the second suspect allegedly took the victim's phone from her hand before fleeing on foot.

The victim sustained cuts and bruises to her face, legs and arms as well as a laceration over her eye and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. 

Two teens from Rockville Centre and West Hempstead, ages 15 and 13, were arrested in connection with the robbery.

Jackson advised incidents like this are also happening to people leaving ATM machines throughout Nassau County.

Peter Diz June 26, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Mott boy your slander needs to stop, people like you are soiling the pages of the wonderful gc patch. They do such a good job in being the first news source to report breaking news such as the wikileaks report they wrote
Mott Boy June 30, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Hey somebody go check on Pete I think he soiled his diaper again. While your over there can you dap that little spot of druel on Pete's chin.
Peter Diz July 01, 2013 at 09:22 AM
Mott boys jokes are as original and funny as the soiled diaper he has already(and soooo hilariously) mentioned. You are the Hernandez of the gc patch. Move to Wantagh
Mott Boy July 01, 2013 at 05:52 PM
Diz are you slandering my spanish heritage? Easy who would keep the area around your inground pool so nice and manicured. You wouldn't want us to unionize on you now would ya.
Peter Diz July 02, 2013 at 09:06 AM
oh my apologizes, god forbid something of that nature were to happen.

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