NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A robbery suspect remains at large after escaping police custody Thursday in Brooklyn.
Isiah McGill, 36, apparently jumped out a second-story window around 4 p.m. at the 60th precinct in Coney Island.
He was being questioned about a robbery from September 2017, in which he allegedly stole $90 from a 52-year-old man.
McGill was last seen running north on West 12th Street wearing red pants and red sweatshirt with the word “G.O.A.T.” – which stands for “greatest of all time” – and the number “23” on the back.
The precinct McGill escaped from is across the street from Luna Park Apartments, where neighbors told CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis lots of families live.
“So nobody was in allowed in or out and we were outside for like two hours until the cops cleared all the staircases and the elevators, and then slowly they started escorting us up and down,” she said. “I mean, most of the families were afraid because they had kids at home.”
“I guess they should have a little more security in the police precinct. That’s a little crazy,” one woman said.
“If you’re in custody, you shouldn’t be able to escape, right?” another man said. “So somebody’s desperate to escape now. They may do some crazy stuff.”
“Still missing?” another woman said. “It was chaos.”
One student told DeAngelis he normally would walk to school, but his mother is driving him today due to safety concerns.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.