Man arrested in apparent Long Island hate crime

Robert Bellamy JrFrom WPIX-TV:

One man was arrested – and two others are still being sought – in the beating and robbery of two men in Lakeview early Sunday morning, Nassau County police said.

The two victims, one of whom was dressed up in drag for Halloween, were walking on Woodfield Road near Janos Ave. when they were approached around 1:50 a.m. by a car being driven by a woman with three men inside.

The three men – including 23-year-old Robert Bellamy Jr. (pictured) – apparently got out of the car and surrounded the victims, who were on their way home from a Halloween party.

Bellamy is accused of punching one of the victim’s in the face and then – along with the two other suspects – punching the second victim in the head and face, knocking him to the ground and calling him a “faggot” during the assault, police said.

While the victim was on the ground, all three suspects reportedly kicked him in the stomach and stole $7 from his pockets before fleeing the scene.

Full story and video at WPIX-TV.

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