Cops seek laptop thief on crutches

Cops are looking for this suspect they say stole a laptop from a Columbia University building and then fled on crutches. (NYPD)
Cops are looking for this suspect they say stole a laptop from a Columbia University building and then fled on crutches. Credit: NYPD

Police are searching for a man on crutches who they say stole a bag containing a laptop from a Columbia University building.

The suspect targeted a student inside the School of International and Public Affairs at 420 W. 118th St. about 2:10 p.m. March 6. He removed the victim’s bag and then fled the scene using his crutches.

He is described as a white male. The same suspect stole a wallet in another Columbia building in February, the New York Post reports. He may have used the crutches as a prop to appear less suspicious, a law enforcement source told the Post.


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