Bellmore Pharmacy Robber Arrested

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Freeport man was arrested Friday after he allegedly robbed a Bellmore pharmacy and then fled the scene after he was shot at by a pharmacist, Nassau County police said.Marc Gumpert was placed under arrest in Freeport after a Nassau County Ambulance driver spotted him on Sunrise Highway, police said. All the proceeds from Precision Pharmacy were recovered, police said.The alleged robbery occurred at 3:30 p.m., according to police. The 43-year-old man entered the Merrick Road pharmacy and demanded Ritalin and Dilaudid from the pharmacist, police said.The 34-year-old pharmacist followed Gumpert out of the store after he handed over the drugs and spotted him standing next to a vehicle. That’s when Gumpert allegedly pulled a knife from his waistband and started walking toward the man, police said. The pharmacist responded by firing once toward Gumpert with his licensed revolver, police said, prompting the alleged robber to get back in his car and flee the scene.Gumpert was charged with first-degree robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. He will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Saturday.last_img read more

Lady Twisters Netters Racking Up Victories

first_imgOldenburg Academy  defeated  Eest Central 4-1 on Thursday (5-8).1 singles: Sarah Wilder def Alyssa DeFiglio 6-0, 6-42 singles: Molly Rippe def Alexia Lamberdines 6-4, 3-6, 6-33 singles: Sophia Imereni def Ashley Sedler 6-0 6-2 (lone EC win)1 doubles Ella Lamping/Claire Dickey def Abby Ashton/ LauraKuebel 6-4 6-12 doubles Ivy and Margaret Glaser def Morgan Weber/Gwen Kern 8-2 3-6 7-6 (2)JV winners for OA included Taylor McGraw and Melinda ZitnickOA defeated  Franklin County 3-2  on Wednesday (5-7).Varsity winners were Wilder, Lamping/Dickey and Glaser/GlaserJV winners included Meghan Gray, Zoe Brown, Melinda Zitnick, Andrea Rinck and Taylor McGraw.OA defeated Waldron 3-2 on Monday (5-5).Varsity winner were Wilder, Lamping/Dickey and Glaser/GlaserJV winners were Zitnick and McGrawOA Season Record: 8-3.Submitted by OA Coach Mark Wilder.last_img read more

Dharry turns down ESPN fight against WBO number one contender due to COVID-19

first_imgBy Faizool DeoACE Guyanese boxer Elton Dharry was forced to refuse an ESPN fight due to a lack of training stemming from COVID-19 lockdown protocols in place in New York.The Brooklyn resident, who has kept Guyana in the top 15 of the World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Flyweight division since 2014 and in the top 10 for two consecutive years (moving as high as fifth), was recently offered a fight against number one contender in the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) bantamweight division, Joshua Greer Jr.Dharry, who noted that the June 13 battle would have been a “huge fight” for him, said that the lockdown has hampered his gym time and he is unprepared.“I was very, very tempted to take the fight, but knowing I will not be fully prepared due to the current situation I had to let it go.”The Top Rank fighter Greer Jr, who has 22 wins, one loss and a draw in his professional career, would have been Dharry’s second major fight in six months, given that the Leguan-born went up against Australian Andrew Maloney in November for the WBA Super Flyweight World title.Though he lost the very close bout (via a debatable stoppage by the referee one second into the ninth round), the Guyanese proved his dominance in the ring. Not only did he drop his opponent (was not acknowledged by the referee), but he burst Maloney’s eardrum in the fifth round.Since lockdown started on March 22 in New York, Dharry has had to resort to regular training at home. He even travelled to Pocono Mountains (Poconos) in Pennsylvania to get sparring sessions, but no boxer was available.The US-based Guyanese, who has fought professionally for the last 16 years said that he is looking forward to getting back into the ring, but it must be after he is prepared.“I’m hoping to fight later this year. I’ll be ready as soon as I can get back in a gym and start sparring.”last_img read more