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Queens Village Men Arrested for String of Gas Station Robberies

Ravinder Dharamshot and Umair Farooq allegedly robbed BP Gas station in Garden City Park, among others.

Ravinder Dharamshot (l) and Umair Farooq (r) are charged with allegedly robbing a series of gas stations in Nassau County in March 2013. Photo credit: Courtesy Nassau County Police Department
Ravinder Dharamshot (l) and Umair Farooq (r) are charged with allegedly robbing a series of gas stations in Nassau County in March 2013. Photo credit: Courtesy Nassau County Police Department

Nassau County Police have arrested two Queens Village men for a strong of gas station robberies in March 2013 around Nassau County.

According to detectives, Ravinder Dharamshot, 32, and Umair Farooq, 24, committed robberies at the following locations and times:

  • US Gas at 248-02 Jericho Turnpike, Bellerose Village – March 25 at 12:30 a.m.
  • BP Gas at 2298 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park – March 26, 2013 at 3:35 a.m.
  • Mobil Gas at 1021 Northern Blvd., Manhasset – March 28, 2013 at 3:15 a.m.
  • Shell Gas at 220 Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights – March 28, 2013 at 3:35 a.m.
  • USA Gas at 356 Fulton St., Farmingdale – March 29, 2013 at 3:25 a.m.
  • Exxon Gas at 3285 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown – March 29, 2013 at 3:37 a.m.         

After an investigation the defendants were arrested on Dec. 11 at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. Both men are charged with five counts of first degree robbery, one count of first degree attempted robbery, five counts of third degree robbery and one count of third degree attempted robbery. They were arraigned on Dec. 11 at Nassau County Court in Mineola.

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oonald December 15, 2013 at 09:18 PM
Fine looking Americans ? Let's keep letting anybody come in this country, did we also pay for their education ??? Screw amnesty stay out, and come in this country like everyone else. And go to the back of the line PERIOD.
localgal December 16, 2013 at 07:14 PM
My goodness, who paid for YOUR education? Is English your first language?
Joe Mahoney December 24, 2013 at 07:48 AM
Worked in a gas station in the '50's and it was safe. Robbery Bob you'd think, wouldn't hold up a gas station today exposing himself and car to cameras and eye witnesses.

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