Nassau police arrested Joseph Nadal, 32, of Broadway in Cedarhurst for the alleged assaulted and attempted robbery of a woman on Aug. 6.
The incident happened near 5:30 p.m. Thursday, as the woman, 32, was walking west on Broadway when the man allegedly threw her to the ground . He demanded money and allegedly assaulted her after she said she did not have any money, police said.
A motorist who saw a woman being assaulted on Broadway near Adelberg Lane in Cedarhurst honked her horn which caused the man to run away, Nassau police said.
Nadal was charged with robbery third-degree, sexual abuse third-degree and forcible touching. Police said he will be arraigned when medically practical, and did not specify a reason.