NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching late Friday night for a man who escaped arrest in SoHo.

It happened around 7:25 p.m. near Spring Street and Broadway.

The escapee was described as a black man, last seen wearing a white shirt, blue pants and blue Nike sneakers.

Sources told CBS2 he was in the process of being arrested for petit larceny.

Check back with CBSNewYork.com for more on this developing story.