Cops: Clerk attacked over Halloween treats

- Police on Long Island arrested a boyfriend and girlfriend from Far Rockaway for an incident that occurred on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm in Inwood.

According to detectives, while out “Trick or Treating” with their 10-year-old brother and a 9-year-old daughter of a family friend, Daquan Rose, 26, and Samone Sturgis, 23, entered the Burnside Deli, 267 Burnside Avenue.

Police say an argument arose with the stores clerk over what was given for a Halloween treat and the pair was asked to leave the store.

Sturgis became angry and began stealing packages of cookies from the counter area. When the clerk attempted to prevent her from removing them, police say both defendants began punching the employee in the face and then left the store.

After following the defendants into the parking lot, Rose picked up a piece of wood and threatened to beat him with it. Both defendants, along with the two children, then fled the scene. The clerk, who suffered a contusion and swelling to his eye, then called 911.

Police found the pair, still with the children, a short distance.

Rose and Sturgis are both charged with robbery, endangering the welfare of a child.

The children were released to an adult family friend.

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