Robbery suspect who escaped police custody in Crown Heights captured

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A robbery suspect escaped police custody in Brooklyn Tuesday night, but he was captured just a few hours later.

It happened on Dean Street between Troy and Schenectady avenues just after 8 p.m.

19-year-old Dwyane McCleary was handcuffed at the time and had been taken into custody by the NYPD for a robbery.

He was in the back of the squad car when he managed to escape.

The NYPD reported that they had taken McCleary back into custody sometime after 10 p.m.