A teenage burglary suspect evaded scores of police officers in a foot chase that spanned Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, and Bensonhurst on March 23.
Police responded to a 911 call of a burglary in progress on 63rd Street and Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park at 12:53 pm, officials said. Officers chased the teenage suspect and called for backup.
Coincidentally, a small army of officers was escorting a cop who crashed his motorcycle on the Belt Parkway to Lutheran Medical Center, police said.
When officers pursuing the burglary suspect called for backup, the massive escort — which included K9 units and members of the force’s anti-terror Special Response Group — descended on the border of Sunset Park and Bay Ridge, filling the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 64th street with a dozen marked and unmarked police vehicles, photos show.
As many as 200 cops were in pursuit, according to our photographer on the scene.
The suspect hopped a fence at the intersection and jumped down onto the train tracks, according to eyewitnesses.
He fled on the tracks toward Eighth Avenue, making his way onto the N train’s right-of-way, police said.
Officials cut power to the subway and conducted an extensive search of the tracks and adjacent property, police sources said. Officers posted up on street corners near the train tracks as far as 20th Avenue in Bensonhurst, photos show.
But the suspect gave them the slip, law enforcement sources said.
Transit officials restored power to the line at 1:47 pm, and service resumed five minutes later, police said.