Friday, February 22, 2008


Attempted Armed Robbery at Trash and Vaudeville Friday Night ...

Restrained robbery suspect in ambulance at 9 East 7th Street at the corner of 7th and 3rd Avenue.

After fleeing down 3rd avenue the suspect climbed this fence probably hoping to hide from police but in the end found himself trapped in the fenced-in area at 9 East 7th Street .

Police officer searchs for evidence .

Police question witness at 4 St. Marks Place , Trash and Vaudeville where robbery attempt occured .

Trash and Vaudeville at 4 St Marks Place

At around 8:00 pm Friday night a black male attempted robbery at Trash and Vaudeville located at 4 St. Marks Place . At some point during the robbery attempt the male displayed a knife . It was reported that the knife was later discarded during his attempt to flee the scene . The knife was not found by police .
From what we were told at the scene by witnesses and police , police arrived at the scene causing the male to flee the scene first down St. Marks Place to the corner of 3rd avenue and then continuing flight down 3rd avenue to the corner on 7th street . At the corner of 7th the male climbed a fence at 9 East 7th street apparently hoping to be able to hide from the police .
The male found himself trapped behind the iron fence . Unable to climb out of his cage and run without being caught while climbing the fence the suspect remained within his cage as police watched .
An NYPD Emergency Services team arrived at the scence and cut a lock on a gate to the fenced -in area . Police then moved in to take the suspect into custody but the suspect was very emotionally excited and un-cooperative .Police used necessary force to capture and subdue the suspect applying a restraining jacket to make control of the suspect easier . The suspect was then taken by ambulance directly to the Bellevue psych-ward for observation .
It was reported that one police officer injured a knee during the confrontation at 4 St. Marks Place .

Some people will do ANYTHING for a pair of platform boots!!
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