Nassau County Kids Help Catch Robbery Suspect

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Four kids are the pride of Nassau County after helping catch a robbery suspect.

The entire incident began with a heist caught on surveillance video at a Getty gas station on North Broadway in North Massapequa.

Cashier Sunny Singh forked over singles to a man who Singh said had a gun in his left hand. The suspect ran off with $50. Singh ran after him and that’s when he saw the four boys on the sidewalk.

“I ran to the street and I told the kids get the plate number and they got the plate number,” Singh told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin.

“I’m pretty good at memorizing so I memorized it then I wrote it down,” one of the boys said.

The boys gave Singh the number and police were called. The suspect and a driver were in an SUV that made it onto the Southern State Parkway and to Hempstead, where cops recognized the vehicle and plate number.  Two arrests were made within 20 minutes of the crime, Carlin reported.

“If we didn’t get the guy’s license plate it wouldn’t have been solved,” another boy told Carlin.

When asked what he was going to tell his friends about the entire episode, one boy said he was going to first tell his teacher and cut out a clipping if the story appeared in the newspaper.

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  • Dr J

    This is what I’ve spent 42 years urging kids to do, and some of my kids have succeeded in similar heroics. More power to you, boys, and, from a grandpa of 11, you’re free to ignore the negative comments.

  • ken

    why are you showing the kids faces duh now he knows what you look like !!

  • Steve

    Kids deserve a reward, but…..If I were one of their parents, do I have to now worry that after this idiot gw\ets out of jail will he come looking for my son to get some revenge??? Something to think about!

  • Massapqua Grown

    This is a perfect example of how society is truly turning into Dumb & Dumber.
    Dumb: Trying to rob a Getty Station right off of the Southern State Pkwy (for a quick getaway) in Massapequa on Broadway…cop haven.
    Dumber: Allowing the press to release your child’s name and picture for the world to recognize a job well done!
    Is 15 minutes of fame for your kids worth having to watch your back?

    • mn

      Massapequa Grown, how can you say that recognizing these local heroes for doing the right thing is “dumber”? Its ignorant people like you who do nothing and turn the other cheek which allows criminals to run free in our communities in the first place. These boys should be commended for a job well done and more people should take their lead. Maybe then if others follow these brave young men’s example criminals will look elsewhere and we wouldn’t have to “watch their backs”. These boys set an example in what’s right and I’m sure when they called the cops the idea of being on the 11 O’clock news was not on their minds. We need to take back our communities and these boys should be applauded!

  • JC

    That Getty station is a constant scene of drug deals, robberies, etc. It’s always in the news, and not in a good way. Nice job by the kids though, a civics lesson for us all.

  • BP

    Good job kids….Now some one reward them with some Yankee Playoff tickets…

  • jd

    I don’t think these very young children should have been involved in apprehending a suspect.

    But they did and they deserve a high 5. Good Job Guys!

  • Gastineu

    2 dopes from hempstead come to N. Massapequa, land of cops, firemen, correction officers, and court officers to commit a hold-up. They had a better chance of walking into a precinct and saying “stick ’em up!

  • CSI

    Good job guys.

  • william

    Good young boyz to have assisted the cashier to nab the peanut dollars thief. only fifity!!!, real thief who deserves to die in prison.

  • carlbotha

    Well done guys!


    (Proud to be American)

  • B

    at least try to find the gz dummy what a idiot what you going do wit 50 dollarz king pin

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