NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspected shoplifter made a dramatic getaway Tuesday afternoon, leaping out of a second-story window of a comic book ebook retailer proper in Occasions Sq..
As CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported, the scene itself was virtually proper out of a comic book ebook. Sources stated the alleged shoplifter was making an attempt to steal one thing from Midtown Comics at fortieth Road and Seventh Avenue simply after 2:30 p.m., and crashed via the window as he tried to make a run for it.
Pictures of the suspect as police took him into custody confirmed his arms bloody with accidents. Damaged glass additionally littered the sidewalk under.
A person who sells cellphone equipment on the road stated he witnessed all of it.
“I heard an enormous crash; home windows falling down,” he stated. “I went to the center of the road, rotated, somebody’s hanging on the ledge.”
The FDNY stated the suspect was taken to NYU Langone Medical Middle as soon as he was in custody.
Late Tuesday afternoon, crews have been measuring the opening left by the damaged window to exchange the glass so nobody else falls.
The comedian ebook retailer declined to remark. The suspect was nonetheless being questioned as of late Tuesday afternoon, and it was not instantly clear what he was making an attempt to steal.