A West Babylon man armed with a knife allegedly forced his way into a Levittown home late Sunday night and stole from a couple, according to the Nassau County Police Department.
According to detectives, William Christ, 58, of West Babylon went to the victims' Thrush Lane home waving a large knife. He allegedly pointed it at the female victim, 30, and punched her several times in the head and face.
The defendant then pointed the knife at the male victim, 31, took his wallet along with the female victim’s pocket book, left the residence and fled the scene in an unknown direction in his car. The defendant was known to the victims, police stated.
Nassau County Police arrested the defendant, with the assistance of Bureau of Special Operations, at his West Babylon residence without incident on Monday.
He is charged with Burglary in the 1st degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd degree and will be arraigned on Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.