Police say teens arrested for robbing six T-Mobile stores, including Mineola’s

Brandon Duffy

Police say two teenagers robbed six T-Mobile stores in the area, including one in Mineola, walking away with iPhone and Apple Watches.

Nassau County police arrested two young women, Elyanni Sesay, of Brooklyn, and Lanizja Myers, of Queens, for allegedly robbing the stores between late September and early November. 

On Sept. 29, T-Mobile stores in Westbury, Garden City and Mineola were robbed, police said. The incidents happened in quick succession between 7 and 8 p.m., police said. 

Two locations in Baldwin and Plainview were robbed on Oct. 6, and on Nov. 4 another location in Valley Stream was robbed.

Police said the 19-year-olds threatened employees with pepper spray and a stun gun. 

Following an investigation, police said, the two women were arrested in Queens without incident. 

Both were charged with five counts of first-degree robbery, grand larceny and criminal mischief. The two were arraigned on Friday in First District Court in Hempstead, where bail was set at $50,000 bond or $25,000 cash. 

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Brandon Duffy

Brandon Duffy is a New Jersey-based reporter for The Island Now, a position he assumed in July of 2021. He covers news out of Floral Park, New Hyde Park, the Willistons and Mineola, previously reporting on business and elections.
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