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.