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Suspect in Roosevelt Field Mall robbery attempt held on $750K bail

Posted: 11:01 AM, Dec 23, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-23 11:01:50-05

MINEOLA, N.Y. — A suspect in a botched robbery and shooting that caused a panic at a crowded New York mall and injured a worker has been ordered held on $750,000 bail.

Oliver Lee, 21, of Queens, was arraigned Wednesday on robbery, assault, weapons and other charges. He pleaded not guilty.

A message left seeking comment from the attorney representing Lee wasn't immediately returned.

The shooting happened Tuesday at the crowded Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City on Long Island. Officials say a gunshot went off in a luxury watch store as security guards attempted to apprehend Lee.

A mall employee was hit in the shoulder. Police say the 67-year-old is expected to be released from a hospital Wednesday.

Police say several people were injured fleeing the mall, but none of them seriously.

Oliver Lee, 21, allegedly used this weapon in an attempted robbery at Roosevelt Field Mall on Dec. 22, 2015, in which a man was shot in the shoulder by a stray bullet. (Photo: Nassau County Police Department)

Oliver Lee, 21, allegedly used this weapon in an attempted robbery at Roosevelt Field Mall on Dec. 22, 2015, in which a man was shot in the shoulder by a stray bullet. (Photo: Nassau County Police Department)