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Suspect in New York mall robbery attempt that injured employee is held on $750,000 bail

  • An ambulance is staged outside the Roosevelt Field Mall, in Garden City, N.Y., after a person was shot inside, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. Police say a worker was shot during an attempted robbery at a Rolex dealer inside the Long Island mall filled with Christmas shoppers and a suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    An ambulance is staged outside the Roosevelt Field Mall, in Garden City, N.Y., after a person was shot inside, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. Police say a worker was shot during an attempted robbery at a Rolex dealer inside the Long Island mall filled with Christmas shoppers and a suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, left, addresses the media after a person was shot inside the Roosevelt Field Mall, in Garden City, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. Police say a worker was shot during an attempted robbery at a Rolex dealer inside the Long Island mall filled with Christmas shoppers and a suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, left, addresses the media after a person was shot inside the Roosevelt Field Mall, in Garden City, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. Police say a worker was shot during an attempted robbery at a Rolex dealer inside the Long Island mall filled with Christmas shoppers and a suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)  (The Associated Press)

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.

Twenty-one-year-old Oliver Lee, 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.

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This story has been corrected to show Lee was arraigned Wednesday, not Thursday.