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Lord & Taylor security guards stop sunglass thief, police say

Stephen Hicks, 51, of Glen Oaks, Queens, was

Stephen Hicks, 51, of Glen Oaks, Queens, was arrested on Tuesday evening, March 7, 2017, and charged with robbery and possession of a dangerous weapon in connection with the theft of five pairs of designer sunglasses from Lord & Taylor in Manhasset, Nassau County police said. Credit: NCPD

A Queens man was arrested after he stole five pairs of designer sunglasses from a Lord & Taylor store Tuesday evening in Manhasset, then threatened security personnel with a knife when they attempted to apprehend him, Nassau County police said.

Stephen Hicks, 51, of 81st Avenue, Glen Oaks, was held on bail of $100,000 bond or cash at arraignment Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead on charges of first-degree robbery and fourth-degree possession of a dangerous weapon.

Police said the theft occurred at the store on Northern Boulevard at about 6 p.m.

They said Hicks stole the sunglasses, concealing them in his jacket pocket, then threatened the security officers with a knife when he was confronted outside the store.

A brief struggle preceded the arrival of police officers, who arrested him. The sunglasses were recovered at the scene.


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