Second Squad detectives report the arrest of a male black for an incident that occurred on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 1:40 pm in Hicksville.
According to detectives, a male black subject entered Kay Jewelers, 600 Broadway Mall, withdrew a small bat and began smashing the glass display cases. After removing numerous pieces of jewelry and putting them into his backpack, he then fled the store. 911 was then called with a description of the subject.
Responding officers began a search and located the subject, John Hernandez, 22, with an unknown address, in the rear of a Maple Place home and placed him into custody without further incident. The backpack, that contained over $18,000.00 in store merchandise, was recovered.
Hernandez is charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Robbery 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree, two (2) counts of Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and False Personation. He was arraigned in Mineola on 3/9/2021.
Details by: Det. Ellison/2nd Squad 03/09/21/1915/6672