Chief Investigative Reporter Jonathan Dienst on crime, corruption and terrorism.

Homeless Long Island Robber Stabbed 2 Men: Police

Both victims were taken to local hospitals

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013  |  Updated 6:05 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Homeless Long Island Robber Stabbed 2 Men: Police

Eddie C. Harris

advertisement

Police say a homeless robber stabbed two people and crashed a getaway car into tree on Long Island this week.

Eddie C. Harris is accused of stealing a victim’s wallet and stabbing him in the chest, back and arm Wednesday morning in Bellmore. The suspect left the scene in a car, which he crashed in to a tree and bush in nearby Merrick.

Police linked the suspect to another robbery in North Long Beach Tuesday where a man was stabbed in the stomach.

Both men were taken to local hospitals.

Harris, 32, is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree robbery, second-degree assault, possession of a weapon, possession of stolen property and two counts of second-degree robbery, according to the Nassau County Police Department. He will be arraigned in court Tuesday, but it is unknown whether he has an attorney.

Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytimeiPhone/iPad App | SMS AlertsTwitter | Facebook | Google+ | Instagram | RSS

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news team... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out