For Immediate Release
Friday, April 13, 2018
Incident: Man Arrested for Robbery
Location: Sears, Smith Haven Mall, 4 Burr Lane, Lake Grove
Date/Time: Friday, April 13, 2018 at approximately 1:50 p.m.

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for a robbery which occurred on April 4 at approximately 7:15 p.m. in Lake Grove.


Matthew Verderosa stole 21 pairs of jeans from Sears, located at 4 Burr Lane. Verderosa left the store with the merchandise and was confronted by security. Verderosa stated he had a gun before fleeing on foot.


After a thorough investigation by Fourth Squad detectives, Verderosa, 22, who is undomiciled, was arrested and charged with one count Robbery 1st Degree, two counts of Grand Larceny 4th Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree.


Verderosa is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip, on April 14, 2018.


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Authority: Geraldine Hart, Acting Commissioner 18-201973
Suffolk County Police Department

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