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Suspect in Long Island Mall Robbery Attempt Held on $750K Bail

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Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York.

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.

Oliver Lee, 21, 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 said 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 said the 67-year-old is expected to be released from a hospital Wednesday. 

Police said several people were injured fleeing the mall, but none of them seriously.

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