A man has been accused of robbing nine people at gunpoint in four street muggings over a 10-day span in Manhasset, Great Neck and the suspect’s hometown of Elmont.

Nassau County police arrested Joshua Prince, 21, on robbery and gun charges Wednesday shortly after authorities said he and two alleged accomplices robbed four men of cell phones and wallets in Elmont.

The two other suspects, 21-year-old Nakwan Hailey and 20-year-old Dillan Malebranche, who are also from Elmont, were arrested and charged with robbery as well after officers stopped the Acura they were in for speeding, police said.

Prince and Hailey also allegedly robbed a man of his cell phone Sunday and three teenagers of their cell phones July 30, both in Manhasset.

And on July 29, police said Prince robbed a man in Great Neck of a bag full of the victim’s clothing and wallet after pointing a handgun at the victim’s neck.

Prince was additionally charged with criminal use of a firearm. Prince, Hailey and Malebranche will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.