Three suspects were arrested for allegedly beating a man and stealing his safe during a Mineola home invasion and then crashing into a livery cab while leading Nassau County police officers on a chase, authorities said.
One of the suspects, 22-year-old Arlene Morel of Bay Shore, knocked on the front door of the 41-year-old victim’s Lincoln Avenue home and when the man answered, Morel and two men—21-year-old Malik Taylor of Medford, and 22-year-old Mark Coleman of Selden—forced their way in and allegedly punched and kicked the man in the face and torso at 3 p.m. Monday, police said.
The trio then took the victim’s safe, police alleged, and fled in a black Audi.
Responding officers located the vehicle and followed it onto the Long Island Expressway before it eventually exited on Rotue 106/107, police said. After exiting, the Audi collided with a livery cab on northbound 106/107 at the intersection of the LIE South Service Road and became disabled, police said. The suspects were then placed under arrest.
The victim suffered swelling on his face and torso but refused medical treatment, police said.
All three suspects were charged with burglary, robbery, grand larceny and conspiracy. Coleman was also charged with violation of parole, and Taylor with reckless endangerment.
The trio was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.