A Lindenhurst man was robbed in the driveway of a North Amityville home on Monday night after taking a woman out to a birthday dinner and police allege the assailants were his date and her five friends.
Suffolk County police say, the victim, who they did not identify, took 26-year-old Virginia Miller to a local fast-food restaurant to celebrate her birthday. He gave her a box of chocolates during their meal at a McDonalds and then the two returned to her home at 44 Nathalie Ave. in North Amityville around 10:30 p.m. last night, police said.
As they sat in the driveway of the home, police claim Miller sent a text message to five men who were waiting inside the house, “signaling them to come out of the house to rob the victim." The men allegedly emerged from the home and stole the victim’s wallet, iPhone, a tablet and the box of chocolates.
First Precinct patrol officers Sean Clarke and John Jungen responded to the scene and placed Miller and three of the men under arrest. Detectives are still looking for two other males involved in the attack, a news release said.
In addition to Miller, Jamar Christian, 21, of 17 Jefferson Ave., Copaigue, Rodney Fisher, 33, of 14 Rodney Place, Amityville, and Michael Owens, 34, of 17 Virginia Ave., Hempstead, were all arrested and charged with second-degree robbery.
The four were arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Central Islip. Court records show Miller was ordered held on $6,500 cash bail on the robbery charge as well as two re-opened cases for marijuana possession and traffic violations. Christian was held on $3,000 bail or $6,000 bond, while $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond was ordered for Owens. Arraignment details for Fisher were not immediately available. All four are due back in court on Friday.