Ron LeeMay 9, 2016, 8:50 amMay 9, 2016, 9:00 am

Massapequa man charged in robbery of 2 homes; nephew accused of helping him

Nassau PD: Rory Walsh, 50, assaulted woman in Levittown residence and Joseph Cappa, 19, drove him to second targeted residence

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A man and his nephew now face some serious charges in connection with a pair of robberies in which Nassau police say two women were assaulted.

Detectives say the first of the two robberies took place in Levittown early Sunday morning around 1:25 a.m. at a home on Elm Drive South with the second taking place less than an hour later on Grove Street in Massapequa.

According to investigators, 50-year-old Rory Walsh of Massapequa broke into both of those homes and is now in the hospital after he allegedly hurt two women who lived in those homes.

For the incident in Levittown, police say Walsh tried to flee the scene in the victim's car. However, the victim tried to stop him by jumping into the passenger seat.

Detectives say Walsh then grabbed the woman's hair and choked her while he attempted to get her out of the car.

A short while later, police say after breaking into a Massapequa home, Walsh pushed a woman causing her to strike her arm. Walsh was arrested following a foot chase involving officers.

Walsh faces a host of charges including robbery, menacing and assault.

His nephew, 19-year-old Joseph Cappa, faces charges including criminal facilitation and obstructing governmental administration, after an investigation determined that Walsh had called his nephew to pick him up after the first incident to take him to the scene of the second robbery.

Cappa is expected to face a judge later Monday for his arraignment, while police say his uncle is expected to be arraigned as soon as it is medically practical.

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