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.READ MORE: Statue Of Liberty Celebrates 135th Birthday
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.READ MORE: Flight Attendant Attacked By Passenger, Flight From New York's JFK To John Wayne Airport Diverts To Denver
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 NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.MORE NEWS: FDNY Union To Protest NYC Vaccine Mandate Thursday Outside Gracie Mansion
CBS2’s Thalia Perez contributed to this report