According to a criminal complaint, two indivisuals have been arrested in connection with a robbery of $50,000 worth of merchandise at a high-end Long Island sneaker store.
Surveillance footage showed a grey BMW SUV pull up to the Simplex NYC store before 5 am. A few minutes later the SUV plows into the front of the establishment.
The complaint also states that shortly after this transpired a second vehicle arrived on the scene. Four males ran into the store, grabbing all the clothes and sneakers they could over the course of the 8-minute heist before absconding away after spotting the flashng lights of approaching law enforcement. One of the thieves’ vehicle collided with a police cruiser.
One of the vehicles was tracked down and 19-year-old Christopher Flores and and 16-year-old minor boy were arrested. Holbrook was charged with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree possession of stolen property. Bail was set at $25,000 or $50,000 for Flores.
The BMW used in the burglary was reported stolen from a Connecticut home on January 6.
Unfortunately, the store was hit again a few days later in the same manner. It was not clear if the same group of miscreants that allegedly carried out the first robbery were involved in the second one.
The owner of Simplex NYC emptied out the store and boarded up the store.
Police have not divulged any information regarding additional arrests.
This is similar to a recent robbery that we covered that took place in Detroit in which robbers backed a truck into a sneaker store.