Cops seek laptop thief on crutches
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.