Bethpage, NY- Police in Nassau County say a Facebook marketplace sale turned into an attempted knife point robbery. Nassau County Police say on June 1, at approximately 4:50 p. m., two men met up a 7-11 parking lot on Hempstead Turnpike in Bethpage to negotiate the sale of a pair of sneakers. Detectives say one of the two men, 20-year-old Alexander Almonte, grabbed the shoes and ran off without paying for them and that the victim chased after him. Police say the 20-year-old victim caught up with the suspect and the two got into a confrontation. During the confrontation Almonte, allegedly pulled out a knife and pointed it at the victim. The victim backed up and called 911. Officers arrived and placed the defendant Alexander Almonte, 20, into custody without further incident. There were no injuries reported.
The defendant Alexander Almonte has been charged with two (2) counts of Robbery 1st Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree. He will be arraigned on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in Mineola.
Photo: FILE – In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.