NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Long Island say a transport van driver was punched and robbed after asking a passenger to a wear a mask.
It happened around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday near Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream.READ MORE: Pro-Palestine, Pro-Israel Protesters Clash In Manhattan Over Escalating Crisis In The Middle East
Police said the passenger repeatedly took his mask off his nose and mouth.
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The 60-year-old driver told him to stop, and an argument ensued.
When the driver stopped to let them off, police said the first suspect punched him in the back of the neck and the second snatched money from his hand.MORE NEWS: Itching To Travel? Experts Offer Tips On Where To Go & How To Get There
Frederick Thomas, 24, and Tajh Parker, 19, were arrested on charges of second-degree robbery.