Cops interrupted the burglary of a Flushing Avenue sneaker store on April 1, arresting one half of a criminal team that was suspected of robbing the shop of $40,000 of merchandise in January.
In the latest crime, the crooks broke into the building at around 1:15 am, busting through a brick exterior wall from an adjacent construction site, cops said. Once inside, they triggered an alarm, alerting the owner of the shop, who called police.
When cops arrived, they saw the two thieves attempting to escape by climbing the scaffolding next door. One of the crooks made “a leap of faith” to the elevated J, M, Z train at the Broadway station, while the other fled down Debevoise Street, cops say.
Police chased the crook into the train station, but they emerged on the wrong side of the platform and the crook used the subway to make his getaway.
But the other burglar wasn’t as lucky.
Officers Wilfredo Castillo and Valerie Baialardo arrested the suspect at the corner Humboldt Street.