Four Migrants Arrested After Shoplifting Spree, Mayor Adams Criticized For Crisis Response


Four migrants who were brought into New York City on buses from the U. S.-Mexico border were arrested earlier this month after allegedly shoplifting thousands in merchandise.

Wrallan Cabezas Meza, 19, Miguel Angel Rojas, 21, Rafael Rojas, 27, and Jose Garcia Escobar, 30, are accused of traveling from Manhattan to Nassau County on Long Island to steal $12,489 in goods from the Macy's Roosevelt Field mall.

Since Republican governors began sending migrants to New York City last year, an estimated 40,000 asylum seekers have arrived in the Big Apple.

Just last week, Mayor Eric Adams made headlines for saying 'there is no more room' after previously stating the city would always welcome migrants.

Buses of migrants have been arriving in NYC since fall when Republican governors, primarily Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, began sending asylum seekers from the border to largely Democratic-leaning cities.

According to police in Nassau County, the group told a Spanish speaking detective they came to New York on a bus from Texas.

Officers first responded to the Macy's incident just after 8.30pm on January 9.

The law enforcement officials immediately began searching for a vehicle that fled the scene after the theft.

During their search, officers located a vehicle driving on Ring Road in Garden City.

The driver of the vehicle was said to have been committing multiple traffic violations, according to police.

Officers pulled over the vehicle, a 2006 BMW with fake plates, after Meza allegedly failed to use a turn signal.

After being taken into custody, they told one of the detective's about how they came to New York, according to Detective Lt. Richard Lebrun.... (Read more)

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