Store security allegedly saw Christian Chavez, 20, of East Garden City enter the Nordstrom at Roosevelt Field at around 1:35 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, according to Nassau County Police.

Chavez allegedly picked up a pair of shorts, hid them, and left the store without paying.

When police arrived on the scene, Chavez was safely arrested.

After investigation, police recovered a black 9mm Glock 26 pistol.

Chavez was charged with:

  • Second degree possession of a weapon, two counts
  • petty theft

He is due to return to First District Court on Tuesday, May 9.

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