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Police: Elderly Man Carjacked in East Meadow

The 72-year-old victim was not injured, police said.

A 72-year-old man was carjacked in front of 2000 Hempstead Turnpike on Monday night, police said.

The victim was not injured.

According to police, the victim was sitting in his Dodge Caravan near the Home Depot parking lot when a man opened the passenger door, entered and demanded the victim's wallet.

The victim tried to exit the car and then a struggle ensued, resulting in both men falling to the ground, police said.

The suspect then stole the victim's wallet and car keys and fled the scene in the stolen vehicle eastbound on Hempstead Turnpike, authorities said.

Police said that the car was later recovered a short time later on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow.

The suspect is described as a white man, who is 25 to 30-years-old, around 220 pounds and has a mustache.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at (800)244-TIPS. All calls will remain anonymous.

paul December 12, 2012 at 03:03 AM
How disgusting and despicable...
Brent M. December 12, 2012 at 12:07 PM
sounds like his intent was more towards Robbing the poor man for his wallet and ended up taking the car too.. now this idiot gets charged for taking the car too.. what an idiot all around.. matter of time till they get him
OND December 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM
This Home Depot parking lot must have cameras the police can review. Ooooops! Was the public not supposed to know the fact of exactly where this occurred?
susan bennett December 12, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I agree that it sounds like a robbery gone bad. but please stop using the word "elderly" to describe older people!! it makes it sound like the victim is feeble and helpless. most Americans are still very vital in their 60's and 70's and could even still be holding down a full time job!!
Bill Alderman December 12, 2012 at 05:26 PM
The Parking lot actually has No video in front Except around the rear of the buildings by the loading areas
ArtyMarty December 12, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Home Depot spend some of your Billions on vedio cameras.
Lisa Macko December 13, 2012 at 02:30 AM
arty, it is up to the landlord to install cameras in the parking lot
Lillian Zaradich December 14, 2012 at 12:49 PM
It's no surprise that crimes are occurring in this area. There are empty stores and businesses and it feels so desolate on Hempstead turnpike. Maybe if we weren't so short-sited and permitted businesses to inhabit that area there would have been too many people around for that guy to feel like he could get away with robbing that gentleman.
Blaise Datsun December 14, 2012 at 01:49 PM
We want to be safe and have our kids grow up to be competitive and go to great colleges so they can get real jobs but we don't want to pay for police or teachers. So we get a community just like one that can't afford police Or teachers. We should change the name of the town to East Uniondale.
Steven Wagner December 15, 2012 at 12:28 AM
On top of it all how about how dirty its getting all around here.Did the mechanical sweeper get stolen?Wake up people and sweep up in front of your houses.Its hard to find a clean spot anywhere on Prospect Ave coast to coast.
Frank T December 15, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Steve, the residents of East Meadow are delicate geniuses. They only allow Jose or some other immigrant pick up their garbage. Maybe their waiting for Mangano or Murray to clean up their properties.
robert December 15, 2012 at 07:41 AM
People of all ages should get into the habit of locking themselves in as soon as they enter their car because sometimes they become easily distracted and not aware of their surroundings.
Chris December 17, 2012 at 04:32 PM
East Meadow?! You Mean, "East Ghetto!"
GARY December 19, 2012 at 12:35 AM
the landlord is all about rent. If home depot wants me to shop there they should put cameras outside, ------They have them inside-------DUH
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