Brittany ComakMay 18, 2017, 9:12 am

PD: Man who held up Inwood store, pistol-whipped customer now in custody

Andre Ivory, 45, accused of January attempted robbery

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Police say they have a man in custody accused of robbing a convenience store in Inwood and assaulting a man in the process back in January.

Police say it was Andre Ivory of Far Rockaway that entered a convenience grocery one morning in January, armed with a handgun. Investigators said at the time that one employee and one customer were inside.

According to police, 45-year-old Ivory, who was originally described to police as an unshaven black man in his mid-30s, got into a tussle with the 54-year-old customer. During this struggle, police say the gun was fired but did not injure anyone. However, the victim fell to the floor and Ivory allegedly then pistol-whipped him, cutting his face and fracturing his skull.

He is being charged with first degree assault, criminal use of a firearm, attempted robbery, and criminal possession of a weapon.

The man who police say was his accomplice, Edward Henson of Lawrence, was arranged on similar charges at the end of March.

Ivory will be arraigned in Hempstead First District Court Thursday.

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