6 Cops Hurt in Rooftop Chase After Shoe Store Break-in: Officials - NBC New York

6 Cops Hurt in Rooftop Chase After Shoe Store Break-in: Officials

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    Construction Workers Charged in Shoe Store Break-in

    Two construction workers are accused of being crafty and criminal-like at the same time. Police say they cut a hole in the roof in an attempt to rob a shoe store in Yonkers. Lori Bordonaro reports. (Published Monday, Oct. 20, 2014)

    Six police officers were injured on a rooftop-to-rooftop foot chase in pursuit of two men who allegedly broke into a Yonkers sneaker store early Monday, authorities say.

    Two men, ages 19 and 43, were arrested. Police on patrol spotted the two men hanging a ladder through the roof of Sneaker World on New Main Street at about 1 a.m. while responding to the sound of the store’s alarm, according to the Yonkers Police Department.

    The responding officers set up a perimeter, called in backup and then went up to the roof to detain the suspects.

    When the men ran away, the officers chased them from roof to roof on the row of connected buildings, police say. They caught them on top of a building on the corner of Palisades Avenue and New Main Street.

    The men allegedly assaulted the officers while they were being arrested, police say.

    Authorities later used a fire truck ladder to get the suspects and officers down. The officers were taken to a hospital and are expected to be OK.

    Nothing was taken from the store, but police say someone tried to get into the store's cash register. Investigators are looking into whether other people were involved in the burglary.

    The two men, both of whom work in construction, are charged with burglary, assault, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest.

    One of the suspects has several priors, including a felony.
     

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