Tuesday, May 22, 2007

 

Thief hit by bus as he flees New York City jewelry store on bicycle

‘A thief fleeing a jewelry store was killed when his bicycle was struck by a bus, police said.

Authorities said the 42-year-old man snatched a US$2,000 gold chain from the Bronx jewelry store on Friday and was making his getaway. A store clerk and two bystanders were chasing the man on foot when he pedalled into an intersection and was hit by a fast-moving bus, police said.

The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he died from head injuries. Five passengers who were jostled when the bus slammed on its brakes were also examined at the hospital. [..]

The necklace was still missing, and may have been thrown from the scene or grabbed by a bystander after the accident.’




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