The incident happened at the store at 2411 Hempstead Turnpike on Wednesday, May 24 at around 4pm.

According to Nassau County Police detectives, a 23-year-old man was working at the store when three men walked in and punched him and pinned him to the ground.

The robbers then showed a large knife and forced the man and another 23-year-old female employee into the back storage room, where they cut the female employee’s right pinky finger and caused lacerations, police said.

The men did not allow employees to leave the room and forced the victim to open the store safe, police said.

Police said the robbers took more than $60,000 worth of cellphones, iPads and Air pods from the cash register, along with about $50 in cash.

The group then exited the rear emergency doors and drove away in a blue Toyota Rav 4, they added.

After a thorough investigation, NYPD officers located the vehicle in which the five suspects believed to be involved in the robbery were located and were successfully apprehended.

They were transported by Nassau County Police to the Third Precinct for arrest processing.

Suspects include:

  • Ibrahim Fofana, 19, of Manhattan,
  • Ousmane Diallo, 18, of the Bronx
  • Daouda Diarrassouba, 19, of Manhattan,
  • Mujib Bonkano, 20, of the Bronx
  • Amadou Niono, 21, Manhattan

Suspects Fofana, Diallo, Diarrassouba, Bonkano and Niono are charged with:

  • two counts of robbery
  • two counts of battery
  • two counts of illegal detention

Fofana, Diallo and Diarrassouba were also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.

They will be arraigned in Hempstead on Friday, May 26.

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