NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A thief may have been on crutches, but police said that didn’t stop him from stealing a laptop bag from someone at Columbia University and escaping.

Police said the man thief struck at 2:10 p.m. March 6, inside the Columbia University International Affairs Building at 420 W. 118th St.

READ MORE: NYPD: Tourist From Ohio Wounded In Shooting Inside Manhattan 7-Eleven

The suspect took the victim’s bag, which contained a laptop, police said.

READ MORE: MTA Set To Resume 24/7 Subway Service Early Monday

The thief then fled the scene.

Police described the suspect only as a white male who was walking on crutches. A surveillance photo showed that he had a thick, dark beard and was wearing a gray stocking cap at the time.

MORE NEWS: Confused About COVID-19 Mask Guidance? Here's The Current State Of Play In New York City

Please leave your comments below…