Queens man charged in Floral Park robbery

Queens man charged in Floral Park robbery
Royce Potts, 46, faces robbery and weapons possession charges. (Photo from Nassau County Police Department)

Police arrested a Queens man Monday morning after he allegedly robbed a Floral Park automotive supply store.

Royce Potts, 46, took windshield wiper blades from Advance Auto Parts at 2 Jericho Turnpike without paying for them at 8:30 a.m. Monday, police said.

When an employee confronted him in the parking lot, Potts allegedly took out a knife and threatened to stab him, police said.

Police apprehended Potts in Bellerose after he fled the parking lot in his car, police said.

Potts is charged with first-degree robbery and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies.

He was arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead, online court records show. Records did not list information for his defense attorney.

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