LONG ISLAND, NY – Fourth Squad detectives report the arrest of a Roosevelt man on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 10:53 am in Valley Stream.
According to detectives, while inside Kohl’s department store, 1098 Green Acres Mall, Henry Bryer, 57, was observed by store security in possession of a screwdriver with the intent to pry open a cash register. Bryer was recognized by security from a prior incident where a cash register was pried open and cash was removed. 911 was called and upon police arrival Bryer was placed under arrest without incident.
Henry Bryer, 57, was charged with two (2) counts of Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, five (5) counts of Petit Larceny and Possession of Burglar’s Tools after he allegedly tried to break open a cash register with a screw driver. He was arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead yesterday.
A subsequent investigation revealed that Bryer was responsible for similar thefts from the following stores where cash registers were pried open and cash was removed from within:
· Macy’s – Roosevelt Field Mall on 05/28/2015
· Kohl’s – Green Acres Mall on 05/29/2015
· JC Penney – Sunrise Mall on 05/31/2015
· Macy’s – Green Acres Mall on 06/09/2015
· Sears – Green Acres Mall on 06/11/2015
The defendant is charged with two (2) counts of Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, five (5) counts of Petit Larceny and Possession of Burglar’s Tools. He will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead yesterday.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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