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UPDATE: Woman Recants Pathmark Assault Incident

The woman originally said she was attacked with a glass bottle as she exited her vehicle.

The woman who claimed that she was assaulted and robbed outside in East Meadow on Wednesday night has recanted her story, according to First Precinct detectives.

According to police, the woman, 46, initially stated that she parked her car in the Pathmark parking lot, and as she exited her vehicle, someone struck her in the face with a glass bottle. The woman told authorities that the perpetrator then grabbed her pocketbook and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The woman allegedly drove herself to a local hospital where she was treated for her injuries. She also told detectives that money and personal papers were stolen.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Karen March 03, 2011 at 04:09 PM
THE CRIME RATE IN EAST MEADOW IS SPIKING. It's frightening for long-time residents, like myself. I sometimes go to that Pathmark and it is not secured with a guard of any sort and often there are people asking for money in the parking lot and near the store. They need security cameras on the parking lot and someone monitoring the camera and someone monitoring the doors and the parking lot. They don't do what some other grocery stores do to protect the customers. This must change!
Ida March 03, 2011 at 04:36 PM
I shop there all the time and the parking lot is very dark at night. I'm going to think twice about going there now. There are too many other supermarkets to chose from and I'll chose one that is safer with a well lit parking lot! However, you always have to be aware of your surroundings.

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