It happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Crema Restaurant on West 17th Street.
The schools were placed in lockout out of an abundance of caution after police notified Roslyn school district officials of a robbery suspect on the loose in the area.
Police said at about 10:30 p.m. Friday three men walked into the restaurant and demanded money.
The incident occurred just before 3 p.m. Tuesday at the corner of Bay and Ocean avenues in Midwood. The suspect came up behind the victim, grabbed his arm and took a wallet from his back pocket, police said.
Police Wednesday night were seeking help from the public in finding a suspect who robbed a livery cab driver in East Harlem this past weekend.
Police are looking for three suspects who they say beat and robbed a 25-year-old woman in the Bronx.
Police continued to search Thursday for a suspect who followed a 74-year-old woman into her garage, and robbed her of an expensive diamond engagement ring, in Woodmere, Long Island.
Police on Wednesday were asking the public to help them find two suspects who assaulted and robbed man in the South Bronx.
Nassau County police were searching Wednesday night for a suspect who accosted and robbed a 74-year-old woman in broad daylight in Woodmere.
Police Tuesday evening were searching for a suspect who held up a woman at knifepoint on a side street in the East Village.
Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man has been charged in a recent string of armed robberies at hotels in the state.
Larry Johnson of Mt. Vernon, New York, is being held on a $350,000 court appearance bond for the Stamford robbery.
Police said the boy was walking home when he was stopped by the four teens.
Police were searching Tuesday for three men who allegedly held up a day spa on Staten Island and threatened an employee with a hammer.
Social media helped two teenagers connect with a few muggers on Long Island, police said.