Cops continue search for escaped robbery suspect
It’s been three days since a robbery suspect escaped from police custody in Downtown Brooklyn’s 84th Precinct, setting off a manhunt and causing local schools to go on lockdown.
As of Thursday morning, cops had still not found Tyquan Ellison, 20, who managed to bolt into the busy neighborhood streets around 11:20 a.m. on Monday while being led into Central Booking at the rear of 120 Schermerhorn St., according to police.
Ellison’s hands were cuffed in front of him at that time, 1010WINS reported.
He was facing charges of robbery and harassment, an NYPD spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle. He fled westbound on State Street towards Boerum Place. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered.
The bold daytime break set off a search involving two dozen police vehicles, which lined Court Street from Schermerhorn Street to Livingston Street — along with NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit, the K9 Unit and the NYPD Aviation Unit.
“He has not been apprehended yet,” an NYPD spokesperson said on Thursday morning.
Ellison, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 170 lbs. with black hair, was last seen wearing an olive green track jacket with red stripes, light blue jeans and black sneakers. He was facing charges of robbery and harassment, according to NYPD.
He was originally arrested in the confines of the 60th Precinct, which spans Coney Island, Brighton Beach and Sea Gate.
Anyone with information in regard to the whereabouts of Ellison 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 tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
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