On 8/26/23, at approximately 3:05 p.m., 25-year-old Joshua Wilson, of Hempstead, NY entered a jewelry store with a baseball bat. He then used the baseball bat to shatter the store’s display case. The suspect fled from the store on foot towards an area named Ring Road, but he failed to escape with any jewelry. Law enforcement found the suspect less than an hour later. Wilson was charged with attempted robbery, criminal mischief, criminal nuisance, attempted grand larceny, and criminal possession of a weapon.

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