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Man Slaps Long Island Home Depot Employee After Stealing $400 Worth Of Items, Police Say

Police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly stole $400 in various tools from Home Depot in Shirley and stapped an employee on Wednesday, Aug. 21 around 5:25 p.m.
Police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly stole $400 in various tools from Home Depot in Shirley and stapped an employee on Wednesday, Aug. 21 around 5:25 p.m. Photo Credit: Suffolk County Crime Stoppers

A man has been accused of petit larceny and harassment after stealing merchandise from Home Depot on Long Island and slapping a store employee, police say.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Seventh Precinct Crime Section officers are on the lookout for a man, pictured above, who is suspected of stealing various tools valued at $400 from Home Depot in Shirley (399 Northbound William Floyd Parkway) on Wednesday, Aug. 21 around 5:25 p.m.

When leaving the store, the man was confronted by an employee, who police say he slapped before making his exit.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is urged to contact Suffolk County Police. To submit an anonymous tip, call 1-800-220-TIPS, text “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637) or submit an email at www.tipsubmit.com . All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.

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