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Cops: Man charged in thefts at Green Acres Mall

Henry Bryer, 57, of Roosevelt, was arrested on

Henry Bryer, 57, of Roosevelt, was arrested on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream and charged with criminal mischief, petit larceny and possession of burglar's tools, Nassau County police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

A Roosevelt man was arrested Sunday at Green Acres Mall and charged with a series of thefts after police said security at a Kohl's store saw him in possession of a screwdriver -- and recognized him from a prior theft.

Henry Bryer, 57, of 72 Pleasant Ave., was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, five counts of petit larceny and possession of burglar's tools, Nassau County police said. The incident occurred inside the Kohl's in Valley Stream at 10:53 a.m.

Police said Bryer was observed by store security personnel carrying the screwdriver "with the intent to pry open a cash register" -- and that he was detained after personnel recognized him from a May 29 theft of cash from a register at Kohl's.

Following his arrest, police said investigators linked Bryer to several other similar incidents, including: one at the Macy's in Roosevelt Field on May 28; one at the J.C. Penney in Westfield Sunrise Mall on May 31; one at the Macy's in Green Acres on June 9; and, one at the Sears in Green Acres on June 11.

Bryer is scheduled for arraignment Monday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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