24 Dec '15, 7pm

LI Mall Shooting Suspect Was Allegedly Trying To Steal $18K Rolex

LI Mall Shooting Suspect Was Allegedly Trying To Steal $18K Rolex

The man accused of shooting a worker at the Roosevelt Field mall on Tuesday is being held on $750,000 bail . Oliver Lee, a 21-year-old Queens resident, was charged with robbery, assault and weapons charges. Lee was allegedly trying to steal a $18,000 Rolex from the Tourneau store—WABC 7 reports he was "flashing a gun and demanding watches from the clerk"— when he was stopped by a security guard, Kenneth Krug. During the struggle, a shot was fired from Lee's handgun, hitting a 67-year-old mall worker who suffered minor injuries. Authorities say that Krug managed to jam the gun and prevent others from being hurt. Krug, who is a retired NYPD sergeant, was described as a hero by acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter: "Think about a violent struggle for 90 seconds over life and death, and that’s what it was about. The defendant was trying to gain control of h...

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