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Man photographs Roosevelt Field customer in fitting room, cops say

Troy Gibbons-Blair, 31, of Jamaica, Queens, was arrested

Troy Gibbons-Blair, 31, of Jamaica, Queens, was arrested on Thursday, May 5, 2016, charged with public lewdness and unlawful surveillance after an incident at the American Apparel store at Roosevelt Field mall in East Garden City, Nassau County police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

A Queens man was arrested and charged with unlawful surveillance after he made lewd comments to a woman outside a fitting room in Roosevelt Field in East Garden City on Thursday, then was caught using his cellphone to photograph a second woman inside that changing room, Nassau County police said.

Troy Gibbons-Blair, 31, of 147th Street, Jamaica, was arrested at the scene and charged with public lewdness and second-degree unlawful surveillance, Nassau County police said.

Gibbons-Blair pleaded not guilty at arraignment Friday in First District Court in Hempstead, according to News 12 Long Island.

Online court records show bail was set at $1,000 cash bail, $2,000 bond.

Police said Gibbons-Blair was inside the American Apparel store at Roosevelt Field when he approached a 20-year-old female customer outside a fitting room at about 5:15 p.m. — and “tried to engage her in lewd conversation.” He was rebuffed.

A short time later, police said, a second female customer, also 20, saw Gibbons-Blair “hanging his cellphone over the wall in the fitting room,” photographing her as she undressed.

The second victim then contacted police, who made the arrest.

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