Three Lakeview men were arrested Wednesday night accused of attacking a man at a delicatessen and stealing his cell phone to prevent him from calling police, Nassau County cops said.
According to a Thursday news release, a 30-year-old man was inside a deli at 1290 Woodfield Rd. on Wednesday, when he became engaged in a verbal confrontation with three men, Reginald Summers, 44, Terence Cunningham, 26, and Volney Milfort, 26, just before 10 p.m.
Investigators said Summers “grabbed the victim by the jacket and pulled him outside the store,” while Cunningham and Milfort followed the two men. The victim reportedly removed his cell phone in an effort to call police, when Summers “punched him in the face and about the head knocking him to the ground,” a news release said.
Summers then allegedly grabbed the cell phone out of the victim’s hand and the three suspects proceeded to re-enter the deli. As the three men left the store, Summers threw the cell phone at the victim, cops said.
Fourth Precinct patrol officers responded to the scene and took the three men into custody. A Nassau County Police ambulance also responded and medical technicians treated the victim at the scene for an abrasion to his right eye, in addition to contusions and swelling to the back of his head, police said.
Summers, Cunningham and Milfort were all charged with second-degree robbery and are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.