New York, New York – On Tuesday, October 31, 2023, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) at New York State Police Manhattan, arrested Bruce Lopez, age 60, of Brooklyn, New York, for Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree – a class D felony and Criminal Trespass in the 3rd Degree – a class B misdemeanor.
State Police Investigators were assigned to a jewelry show in Manhattan, NY when they were advised by a participating vendor that on Sunday, October 29, 2023, they were the victim of a larceny. The vendor provided the State Police Investigators with video footage showing the suspect taking a box of jewelry, valued at approximately $5,000 to $7,000, from the counter and placing it into a bag. With the assistance of the venue and show staff, the suspect was identified as Bruce Lopez and arrested by State Police Investigators after he returned to convention center two days after the initial larceny.
Lopez was charged with Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Trespass in the 3rd Degree. Lopez was remanded to Manhattan Central Booking pending arraignment.