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Man enters stopped car to rob driver: Police

MIDDLE VILLAGE — Authorities said a man was arrested after allegedly hopping into the passenger seat of a car stopped at a stop sign and robbing the driver.

Authorities said 22-year-old William Carins allegedly jumped into a car stopped near the corner of Eliot Avenue and 74th Street at 11:30 p.m. July 27, and verbally threatened the driver. Authorities said Carins then allegedly stole the victim's cell phone and iPod before jumping out of the car and fleeing on foot.

Police arrested Carins a short time later and he was subsequently charged with grand larceny, robbery and unlawful imprisonment.

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