Police are looking for a robbery suspect who escaped from custody in East Harlem Saturday as officers attempted to put him into their patrol car.
Just before 12:30 p.m. Saturday, officers had taken the male suspect, who was accused of shoplifting at a Duane Reade, and were, police say, "placing him into a vehicle in front of 50 East 102 Street when he fled from the officers heading eastbound on East 102 Street."
Authorities say the suspect was "rear-cuffed at the time of arrest" and released surveillance videos of him. They described him as being 5'11" tall and 150 pounds with a thin build; he was last seen wearing an olive green waist length jacket, green hoodie, gray sweat pants, and a black V-neck shirt.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.