Monday, August 19, 2013
PLEASE RING THE BELL. PLEASE DON'T ROB US
The sign on the door of the More and More Antique store on Amsterdam and 78th Street says "Please Ring Bell." The security conscious owner checks you out and then buzzes you in. Or not. In this case, the guy dressed in construction clothes looked OK. So he let him in. But then, cops say, the guy pulled a gun. Fleeing a few minutes later with an undetermined amount of jewelry. But the story doesn't end there. Employees decided to give chase. West to Riverside Park where they lost him. Gutsy, some would say. Stupid, others suggest. Because they already knew he had a gun.
I covered the story for 1010 WINS where you can hear more details and get updates.