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Teen Used Social Media To Lure Teen Victim In Knifepoint Long Island Robbery, Police Say

Rocco Franklyn
Rocco Franklyn Photo Credit: Nassau County Police

An in-person meet-up arranged through social media led to a 20-year-old man robbing his teenage victim with a knife on Long Island, police said.

According to police, an 18-year-old man used an online app to arrange a meeting with Elmont resident Rocco Franklyn at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23 for undisclosed reasons.

Police said that when the victim arrived on Carline Avenue, Franklyn entered the passenger side door, and once in the car, displayed a knife that he pressed against the teen’s neck.

Franklyn allegedly proceeded to steal a cell phone, a substance believed to be marijuana, a disposable vape, and an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene on foot.

The investigation led police back to Franklyn, who was arrested shortly thereafter in the area.

Frankly was charged with first-degree robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. He was held overnight and is scheduled to be arraigned in Mineola on Wednesday, March 24.

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