Queens man wields knife during attempted Lord and Taylor robbery

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Stephen Hicks, who allegedly wielded a knife while attempting to steal five pairs of sunglasses from Lord and Taylor.

A Queens man was arrested last Tuesday night after wielding a knife while attempting to steal five pairs of sunglasses from Lord and Taylor, Nassau County police said.

At 6 p.m. last Tuesday two loss prevention officers observed Stephen Hicks, 51, of Glen Oaks, remove the sunglasses from the counter, conceal them in his jacket pocket and proceed outside of the store, police said.

According to police, Hicks produced a small black knife and threatened to hurt the loss prevention officers as they tried to stop him.

After a brief struggle, the subject was detained until police arrived, police said.

The sunglasses were recovered at the store at 1440 Northern Blvd.

Hicks is being charged with a felony Robbery 1st Degree and misdemeanor Possession of a Dangerous Weapon 4th Degree, according to court records.  

He was arraigned on Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead. Bail for his release is $100,000, court records said. 

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