Thieves steal $136,000 in jewelry and two SUVs from Roosevelt Field mall, cops say
Police are searching for suspects behind two separate robberies of more than $130,000 in jewelry and more than $150,000 in SUVs, both from the Roosevelt Field mall in Uniondale.
Nassau County police said a 2023 gray GMC Yukon and a 2023 white GMC Sierra parked at the mall were taken just before 11 p.m. Sunday. The combined value of the two vehicles was estimated to be about $152,800.
The SUVs were being kept in the mall parking lot by a nearby GMC dealership that was not identified by police.
On Tuesday, police were called to a separate robbery at the mall, where police said a group of five suspects stole $136,630 in jewelry from Ethan Jordan Jewelers. Police said the five suspects — three males, two females — entered the store about 4 p.m. Tuesday and the female suspects began selecting "various items" from the store display cases.
"The group then distracted the sales clerk," police said in a statement, allowing the two female suspects to conceal the items and exit the store.
Police did not detail what type of jewelry or how many items were taken.
A store manager at the jewelry store could not be reached for comment.
A representative for the Simon Property Group, which operates Roosevelt Field, did not reply to a request for comment on security measures or precautions being taken at the mall.
Investigators are reviewing video surveillance footage and Third Squad detectives are also asking anyone with information regarding the grand larceny to call 911 or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.