The police could soon be with this thief.
A Stormtrooper statue was stolen from a storefront on Long Island where it was on display last week, according to the owner and Suffolk County cops.
Surveillance of the retro video game store Blast from the Past on West Main Street shows two women walking with the 3ft Star Wars figure on April 1. It was stolen around 3:10 p.m. that day, police said.
“I was just around the corner to get gas when my manager informed me and told me the Storm Trooper had been stolen,” owner Richard McWilliams, 34, told The Post. “The guys who were inside couldn’t see it.”
The statue – valued at between $ 300 and $ 400 – wasn’t even on sale in the store, which had only been open since December, owner Richard McWilliams, 34, told The Post. It was simply an attraction outside, standing next to an R2D2 statue, he said.
“We had received a pretty high number of requests whether we wanted to sell it or not, and we turned everyone down,” McWilliams said. “As a new business, we’re trying to get people to stop and check. “
The statue was still missing on Friday and no arrests had been made – but McWilliams said police were “really, really responsive”.
Meanwhile, the Facebook post about the flight quickly gained traction, he said.
“It was actually pretty crazy how sustained the post’s share count was,” he said. “My sister-in-law shared the post and she got 600 shares. It’s kinda crazy how quickly it spreads.