By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD is searching for a suspect who escaped from custody Monday at Bellevue Hospital.

The Department of Correction said 55-year-old Harry Maldonado slipped out just before 4 a.m. He was last seen wearing a hospital gown, black hat and sunglasses.

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The DOC said Maldonado was taken into custody last Thursday on charges of attempted burglary, larceny and parole violation. It’s unclear why he was in the hospital.

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Investigators have not said whether he was handcuffed or otherwise restrained at the time of his escape.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

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CBS2’s Thalia Perez contributed to this report

CBSNewYork Team