Police Seeking Man Who Robbed Victim at Walt Whitman Shops

Robber stole a wallet from a man at the Apple Store last month.

Police are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man pictured above who they say robbed someone at a store at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station last month. 

Police said a man was in the Apple Store, located at 160 Walt Whitman Road, when he felt an unknown man put his hand into the victim’s jacket pocket in an attempt to steal the victim’s wallet on Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. The two men struggled and the suspect gained control of the wallet that contained cash, police said.

The robber fled the mall in a 2008 white Toyota Camry, police said. 

The robber was described as black, in his 30s to 40s, 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall, and 170 pounds. He also had a goatee. 

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000.00 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential. 

Marilyn February 14, 2014 at 05:21 PM
Ryan Bonner...you are a racist. The technical term is "African-american."
HuntingtonHome February 14, 2014 at 06:33 PM
Marilyn, why don't you stick to posting ignorant comments on Plainview stories? You don't know what you're talking about, but apparently that's not enough to stop you from slurring other people.
Marilyn February 15, 2014 at 06:17 AM
HuntingtonHome....the Patch posts stories from over a month ago. Walt Whitman Mall is not far from where I live and I make sure that I go there with a strong person who keeps an eye on me! I am not a racist & I accept all religions, nationalities, etc. The patch is not what it was in the past!
Marilyn February 15, 2014 at 06:22 AM
Mr. Bonner, since HuntingtonHome only has one post, my detective theory is that you are him....
Six Pack February 15, 2014 at 09:07 AM
Marilyn. What is wrong with someone saying black? The technical term is African-American???? So help me out here. My great grandparents came from Sweden. Would I be European American or Swedish American? Because we all know Africa is not a country it's a continent. So help me out. Or I can just be called White. I'm all about being politically correct.
STAR dot STAR February 15, 2014 at 11:58 AM
Marilyn What makes you think the suspect is an "-American" of any kind? The description passed on by Bonner appears to be more accurate that the septic politacally correct one you favor. Perhaps the description of a suspect should be limited to "an entity."
STAR dot STAR February 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Correction, change "politacally" to "politically", typo.
Joe L February 15, 2014 at 01:24 PM
Stop bickering children. Someone was robbed and all you care about is the proper term to label the robber. Get your heads out of the gutter and welcome to 2014 where being politically correct is exactly what is keeping the public oppressed.
Six Pack February 15, 2014 at 01:33 PM
Joe. Your president would like us all to be oppressed.
Joe L February 15, 2014 at 01:56 PM
Well, who voted for him?
LS February 15, 2014 at 04:05 PM
Well, all I know is watch your wallet in malls. A female comrade of his did the same thing to me at Broadway mall quite a few years back. Mall cops not particularly interested, and NCPD took near an hour to show up and take a report.
Six Pack February 15, 2014 at 04:11 PM
Okay. Now let's blast the NCPD.
Six Pack February 15, 2014 at 04:15 PM
Get me the date and the time. I have the access to get the exact time you called, dispatch time and the time the officer arrived.
Chris F February 15, 2014 at 07:32 PM
I think it is 50 cent.
Six Pack February 15, 2014 at 11:45 PM
LS mentioned broadway mall and bashed the NCPD. It's in Hicksville. One hour for a cop to show???? I challenge that.
LS February 17, 2014 at 01:09 AM
No one is "bashing" NCPD. Merely stating fact that it took nearly an hour for police to arrive, for whatever reason, and by that time perpetrator was long gone. Therefore, people should watch their wallets in malls. Is it appropriate for you, Six Pack, to challenge my honesty and to access NCPD records for your own personal use?
Marilyn February 17, 2014 at 05:05 AM
In 1995 I was on the way home from Walt Whitman Mall in my new Jeep which only had 1200 miles on it. I stopped at the new grocery store near the parkway to pick up a few items. I was in there approximately 15 minutes. My Jeep was stolen and I went back into the store to call my husband & the police. When the police came, the officer said to me that I was too close to the parkway and it's probably in a chop shop already! I'm not bashing the SCPD...I have respect for police officers. However, I am stating a true fact just as LS did.....
Marilyn February 17, 2014 at 05:33 AM
Ryan Bonner...I apologize for calling you a racist. I have friends that are actually African-American. Perhaps this person was from Jamaica or Haiti. I just hope that the thief is captured.....
Six Pack February 17, 2014 at 07:16 AM
Marilyn. You have friends that are black. So do I. I have family members who are black. . It's okay to say that. Your president says the word black when referring to black people. Is that word offensive to you? It's okay to call a deaf person deaf or a blind person blind or a white person white. I asked you a question earlier in this thread. Do you have an answer?
Six Pack February 17, 2014 at 07:25 AM
Marilyn. Forgot to ask. Were you ever able to locate your vehicle? And not that you shouldn't be allowed to do so but Were the keys in it ? Was the engine left running?
Six Pack February 17, 2014 at 07:28 AM
LS. An " in progress call" or a level one call are dispatched immediately. Not doubting your honesty. Also the records are public. Just have to know where to look.
Marilyn February 18, 2014 at 07:15 AM
Six Pack...if you knew me, you would realize that my keys were not in the vehicle. I still had the keys and I always lock my car. The Jeep was never found but we have a good insurance company. As for your other question regarding the color of one's skin, I suppose it doesn't matter what terminology we use as long as it doesn't offend the person we are speaking to. I was a victim of religious persecution when I was very young. Perhaps that's what makes me sensitive to labeling someone as "black."
ARCH STANTON February 18, 2014 at 08:02 PM


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