A 27-year-old man has been charged following the violent robbery of a 20-year-old woman from Long Island, police say.
Nassau County Police say they arrested Jose Figueroa-Morales, 27, of the Bronx after he was found to be one of three males who forcibly entered the victim’s home in Farmingdale and demanded money on Sunday, Sept. 15 around 6:20 p.m.
Once the men gained entry, the victim was struck across the face with a handgun and forced to the floor with her friend, according to police.
Both victims were bound, and the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of money, police say.
The 20-year-old female allegedly suffered a severe facial laceration.
Following a thorough investigation, Figueroa-Morales was found to be a suspect and was placed under arrest. He was charged with the following:
- First-degree robbery
- Second-degree robbery
- First-degree burglary
- First-degree criminal use of a firearm
Figueroa-Morales was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Thursday, Oct. 17.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
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