Felon Wanted By Detectives

Mauricio Cruz. Independence/Suffolk County Crime Stoppers

Suffolk County police are asking the public to help them locate a wanted felon believed to be in the Flanders area. Mauricio Cruz, 17, “has a history of violence,” detectives warned.

He is being sought by the Suffolk County Police Department for a felony violation of probation for first-degree robbery with a firearm, a Class A felony. Cruz reportedly removed a GPS monitoring device from his ankle, leaving it on the side of the road on or about November 17, 2019. He has a tattoo of the Snapchat ghost on his left ring finger, police said.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5000 for information that leads to an arrest. Submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, texting “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637) or emailing through www.p3tips.com. All calls, text messages, and emails will be kept confidential.

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