2011-07-29 / Top Stories

FR Thugs Busted In Nassau County

By Nicholas Briano

Kimani Jones (left) and Joseph Vives (right) were arrested last week for a Nassau County robbery. Kimani Jones (left) and Joseph Vives (right) were arrested last week for a Nassau County robbery. Two Far Rockaway teenagers were arrested last week in Nassau County for an alleged street robbery that took place on July 21 in Inwood.

According to published reports, Kimani Jones, 18, and Joseph Vives, 18, walked up to the 21-year-old male victim along Wanser Avenue near Church Street, where Jones allegedly snatched a silver chain from the victim. The victim pursued Jones in hopes of getting his chain back when the two defendants punched the victim before fleeing in a Ford Edge SUV with New Jersey license plates. The victim was not seriously injured.

The next day police spotted the same Ford Edge getaway SUV with the defendants inside the vehicle in North Woodmere, where they were arrested by Nassau County detectives.

Vives at the time of the arrest reportedly lied about his name to police. He was arraigned in Nassau County’s First District Court in Hempstead where he was charged with second-degree robbery and false impersonation.

Jones was initially charged by policewith second-degree robbery. Upon his arrest, however, police realized that Jones fit the description of a man who allegedly robbed a woman in Lawrence the day before the Inwood incident. As a result, Jones was additionally charged with third-degree robbery for allegedly snatching an iPhone from a 60-year-old woman at around 9 a.m. on July 20. Police were able to connect the cases by the Ford Edge SUV, used as a getaway car in both cases and the description of Jones, which matched the Inwood robbery.

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