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Wantagh Man Charged With Attempted Robbery of Uniondale 7-Eleven

Police report that Frank A Andriani confronted clerk at store early Saturday morning and is arrested a short time later.

A Wantagh man was arrested and charged early Saturday morning with attempting to rob a 7-Eleven store in Uniondale with his face covered.

According to detectives, Frank A Andriani, 24, of Wantagh entered into the Seven Eleven store located on 1275 Front St. in Uniondale at 1:10 a.m. Saturday wearing a dark-hooded sweatshirt and an orange bandanna covering his face. Andriani approached the 24-year old male victim who was working as a clerk and produced a folding knife while demanding money, police said. He then became fearful and fled on foot out of the store without any proceeds, according to authorities.

The victim was able to call police and provide them with a description of Andriani. First Precinct Police a short time later observed the defendant driving a 2007 Acura south on Laclede Avenue. He was stopped and placed into custody without incident, police said.

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A search incident to arrest Andriani revealed a Suboxone pill was observed in his vehicle's center console, according to police. No injuries were reported.

Andriani is charged with first-degree attempted robbery, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Hempstead on Saturday. 

scott December 01, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Another kid hooked on pills. His parents need to check him in to rehab
Michael G. December 01, 2012 at 09:22 PM
At 24, not a kid any more. Time to get his act together with the help of the D.A..
Mippy light December 01, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Hey.... shut up you idiots, my Aunt Marium always told me don't kick him him when he's down. She was talking about my Uncle Chad but this is neither here nor there. @Michael G who do you think you are to order around the D.A. @scott you try raising kids you dope. Bet they raise you.
Chris December 02, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Mippy you are so right !! Let these drug addicted brain damaged victims do whatever they want to do. They have rights after all. That 7-11 meanie should have just handed over all his money after all. And maybe give him a nice warm wrinkled hot dog on the way out......for free of course. OH......and Mippy.....tell Aunt Marium I said hi.
Joann December 02, 2012 at 08:22 AM
People shouldnt believe everything they hear or read........half of this is not true. I know for a fact....great journalism Mr.Coen
Joann December 02, 2012 at 08:27 AM
He was not charged.....Everyones innocent untill proven guilty, and suboxone is a medication not for a drug, they should sue for using personal health information.
Chris December 02, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Thank you Mippy for showing where the culture has sunk to. How low can it go........I think Mippy knows!
Lauren December 03, 2012 at 03:31 PM
@ Joann, let me guess, you're his friend/mom/sister/cousin in denial. Let me also guess, he was just chatting with the 7-11 clerk, not actually trying to rob him? And that knife? What knife! He had no weapon, it's all a conspiracy theory. And of course - he should sue them for lots of money! How dare anyone try to make accusations about a possible drug addiction, that's way more important than the fact that he committed armed robbery..., ahh, the self-entitlement of upper middle class straight white men, it never ceases to amaze me.
Ahbosay December 05, 2012 at 11:29 AM
dude made a mistake he honestly is one of the best kids i know and one of the hardest workers.... sometimes shit just gets in the way... i got your back frankie stay up kid
Ahbosay December 05, 2012 at 11:33 AM
dont rip on my man frankie hes one of the best dudes i know and might have goteen him self into shit but ill be by his side supporting him no matter what no homo
Jonathan Eberhardt December 05, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Yes, he was charged with 3 crimes. He may be innocent until proven guilty, but he is on film committing armed robbery, it's not going to take much for a jury to convict him on all 3 charges. Suboxone is a medication used to treat opiate addictions, the addiction probably being the reason he robbed the 7-11. Also how would they sue for using personal health information, when no medical records were illegally accessed? Check your logic lady, have a nice day.

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