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

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.


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