Valley Stream resident Damian Turner, age 39, was arrested Monday, April 18 following the attack, police said.
The 56-year-old victim called 911 around 3:15 p.m. and said the suspect punched him in the head and forcibly removed his cell phone after he tried recording the man during an argument in Valley Stream. The suspect then fled the scene.
Officers located and arrested Turner a short time later at his home near Ash Street and Broadway.
He was charged with robbery and criminal mischief, along with criminal contempt from a prior case. Arraignment was set for Tuesday, April 19 at First District Court in Hempstead.
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