Lord & Taylor security guards stop sunglass thief, police say
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.