Police Chase on Norfolk Street This Morning? [Update]

Posted on: June 23rd, 2011 at 9:58 am by

Crime on the Lower East Side appears to be on the upswing these last few weeks.  A number of local business were robbed and a Brooklyn man shot to death on Pitt Street.  This morning brings news of a police pursuit that reportedly transpired just before dawn on Norfolk Street, just south of East Houston.

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Our informant writes:

I live on Norfolk between Houston and Stanton, and last night before 5am I was awoken by a cop/suspect chase on my street. A tons of cops showed up and parked it on my block for a few hours…it seemed pretty heated. I never learned what happened or if they caught a suspect. Any idea what happened?

nmbarto has more on the chase.  Suspect is still at large:

I live at 170, and was awoken by “get down” . Person entered 168 Norfolk and then escaped into the backyard, then jumped the fence into 170 Norfolk’s courtyard and then jumped the 8ft. fence into the back alley that 172 and 170 share. Police searched for 2 hours and did not catch him. He has a weapon.

Tips and other intel, as always, is welcomed.  Let us know what you saw!

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