A Stormtrooper statue was taken from the front of a Long Island store where it was on display a week ago, as indicated by the proprietor and Suffolk County cops.
Reconnaissance from the Blast from the Past retro computer game store on West Main Street shows two ladies wandering off with the 3-foot Star Wars figure on April 1. It was taken around 3:10 p.m. that day, police said.
“I was close to the corner getting gas when my manager educated me and said the Storm Trooper was taken,” proprietor Richard McWilliams, 34, told the media. “The folks who were inside couldn’t see it.”
The statue — worth somewhere in the range of $300 and $400 — wasn’t in any event, available to be purchased at the shop, which had just been open since December, proprietor Richard McWilliams, 34, told the media. It was basically a fascination outside, remaining close to a R2D2 statue, he said.
“We had gotten a beautiful high measure of solicitations in the event that we would sell him or not, and we turned everybody down,” McWilliams said. “Being another business, we’re attempting to get individuals to stop in and look at it.”
By Friday, the statue was all the while absent and no captures had been made — except for McWilliams said police have been “extremely responsive.”
Then, the Facebook post about the robbery acquired footing rapidly, he said.
“It was in reality lovely crazy exactly how much help the number of offers the post got,” he said. “My sister-in-law shared the post and she got 600 offers. It’s sort of crazy how much it’s spread around rapidly.”