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Officer Suffers Fractured Knee Trying to Stop Shoplifter

An NYPD officer sustained a fractured knee while tangling with a shoplifter at a Bronx Target store. It happened Tuesday at about 2:45 p.m. at the Riverdale store.

The officer responded to a call of a man shoplifting a coffee maker and air fryer. The officer saw the man leaving the store and the officer attempted to stop him.

The pair got into a struggle and the shoplifter pushed the officer to the ground before escaping into a residential building and escaping through the back door. The officer sustained a fractured knee. EMS took him to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

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Police released images of the suspect. He is described as approximately 40-years-old, with a dark complexion, weighing about 185 pounds, approximately 5’9″ tall, and is bald. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket, dark jeans, and gray sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800.577.TIPS. Police say that all calls are strictly confidential…   Fox5NY News

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