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.
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.