How Four migrants bused to NYC arrested for shoplifting $12K from Macy’s

How Four migrants bused to NYC arrested for shoplifting $12K from Macy’s
The four are accused of stealing more than $12,000 in goods.

Officials said Monday that four migrants bused into New York City from Texas were apprehended for stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise from a Nassau County mall.

Wrallan Cabezas Meza, 19, Miguel Angel Rojas, 21, Rafael Rojas, 27, and Jose Garcia Escobar, 30, are accused of driving from New York to Garden City and stealing $12,489 in merchandise from Macy’s Roosevelt Field earlier this month, according to county police.

Cops apprehended the crew shortly after the Jan. 9 heist in Hampstead when Meza was pulled over for allegedly failing to use a turn signal in a 2006 BMW with bogus plates, according to a criminal complaint in the case.

The suspects later told a Spanish-speaking Nassau County detective that they came to New York City on a bus from the Lone Star State, Detective Lt. Richard Lebrun said.

It was unclear when they were brought up north, but according to Nassau County cops, Meza crossed the US-Mexico border on July 4, 2022, and the others in September of last year.

How Four migrants bused to NYC arrested for shoplifting $12K from Macy’s
The four are accused of stealing more than $12,000 in goods.

According to police, Miguel and Rafael Rojas have been staying at the Westin Hotel on West 57th Street in Manhattan.

The police did not specify what was taken from the department store.

On January 10, the four suspects appeared in court. Rafael Rojas and Escobar were both released on bail. Miguel Rojas and Meza were both released after posting bail of $1,000 and $1,500, respectively.

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman said during a press conference Monday that he agrees with Mayor Eric Adams that “we have a border crisis that has now migrated across the United States to the New York City metropolitan area.”

“But let me be clear: Here in Nassau County, our police department will be vigilant in ensuring that anyone who commits a crime is tracked down, apprehended, and arrested,” Blakeman said.

“But I want to make it clear: Here in Nassau County, our police department is going to be vigilant in making sure that anybody who commits a crime is tracked down, caught and arrested,” Blakeman said.

Thousands of migrants have been bused into New York City from the border after coming to the US for asylum.

The influx has forced the city to open five Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers and use hotel rooms to house the people. The city also even tried to tap cruise ships as temporary housing.

Adams has asked federal and state lawmakers to contribute to the cost of relocating migrants in New York. Since the spring, over 39,000 asylum seekers have arrived in New York.

The mayor has stated that the crisis is costing the city, which already has a strained shelter system, millions of dollars.

source:nsemwokrom.com

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