Two Arrested in Attack on Nyack Gas Station Clerk

Police: Clerk jumped as he was escorting two unruly customers out of station's convenience store on Route 9W.

A Nyack gas station attendant was attacked and beaten early this morning by two young men who became unruly in the Route 9W station's convenience store and were being escorted out, according to Orangetown Police.

One of the accused attackers was captured a few blocks away in a police chase and the second one was arrested when he returned to the gas station a short time after the attack.

Malik Taylor, 18, of 38 S. Broadway, Nyack, was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, and Ahmed Askey, 17, of 156 First Ave., Mount Vernon, was charged with assault and disorderly conduct.

Police said the incident began at 1:13 a.m. when a 34-year-old clerk at the Shell station, 45 N. Highland Ave. (Route 9W) asked Taylor and Askey to leave the convenience store because they were being unruly. As the clerk was escorting the two to the door, police said Taylor and Askey jumped the clerk at beat him.

Just as the attack began, an Orangetown town officer spotted the attack and intervened. The town officer called for assistance and then began a foot chase of Malik.

Police said Malik was stopped and arrested along a fence line between Catherine Street and Main Street. While making the arrest, police said they found a steak knife in Malik's coat pocket.

As police and emergency medical personnel were attending to the victim, police said Askey returned to the gas station and was arrested after he was identified by the victim.

The victim sustained swelling, bruising, discomfort and pain in the head an face areas.

Malik and Askey were later released by police pending a Nyack VIllage Court hearing on Jan. 22, 2013.

willie 6 December 08, 2012 at 05:58 PM
thank god O.P.D. was nearby.
William Demarest December 08, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Although the Shell station clerk was roughed up, he's planning on coming back to work tonight.
Isadora Guggenheim December 08, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Sorry to hear about the violent attack and even sorrier to hear that the assailants were released. There is no excuse for this kind of violence. This is my neighborhood gas station. Thank you to the officer who was on the scene and a speedy recovery to the clerk. I look forward to being a regular customer.
Scotty December 08, 2012 at 10:35 PM
I will shop there more often...support local shops...especially this one that stayed open and HAD gas during Sandy .
Odd Job December 09, 2012 at 12:30 AM
These juvenile deliquents can share a cell togehter soon when their conduct becomes even more violent. Shame on the parents.


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