By Carol Tannenhauser
With less than two weeks until its October 29th closing date, the Best Buy at 1880 Broadway, between 61st and 62nd Street, was the site of an attempted robbery on Saturday, October 15th at 3:55 pm.
The alleged would-be robber (pictured above) snatched a laptop worth more than $2,000, police told the Rag, “but he didn’t get away with it.” He did, however, get away. “When a 30-year-old male employee confronted him and recovered the laptop, the suspect pepper-sprayed him in the face and fled on foot. The store employee refused medical attention. No property was removed.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
Update: Jordan Smith, 24, was arrested and charged with attempted robbery, at 1pm on Tuesday, October 18, in connection with this crime. He was described by a police spokesperson as “undomiciled.”