Roslyn man arrested on attempted robbery charges: Police

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Daniel Conwell of Roslyn, pictured, is accused of threatening two people in a Pine Drive North home with a gun and attempting to rob them. (Photo courtesy of the Nassau County Police Department)

A Roslyn man was arrested Monday night after allegedly threatening two people in their Pine Drive North home with a gun, the Nassau County Police Department’s Sixth Squad reported.

According to detectives,  Daniel Conwell, 40, was involved in a verbal argument with a 50-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman while at a residence on the street in the Village of Roslyn. Whether or not he knew the two victims prior to the encounter was not disclosed and the victims’ identities were not revealed.

The argument escalated and Conwell allegedly pulled out what appeared to be a black handgun and pointed it at the victims, demanding money, the detectives said. The victims were able to convince Conwell to leave the residence and then called 911.

K-9 officers responded and after a brief search of the area located Conwell near an intersection of Mineola Avenue and the Fenway. Police said he was taken into custody without further incident, and the officers recovered a black Glock .177 caliber pellet pistol and two pills, one believed to be suboxone and one believed to be amphetamine.

Conwell has been charged with attempted robbery in the first degree, two counts of menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said

He was arraigned Tuesday in Mineola, represented by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, and will return to court on Thursday.

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