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UPDATE: Escaped robbery suspect captured

May 6, 2013 2:17:29 PM PDT
The suspect wanted in a series of Bronx chain robberies who escaped from police has been captured. The suspect was arrested as he exited the subway station at 133rd Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, authorities said.

The suspect, 17-year-old Vincens Vuktilaj, escaped from police earlier on Monday by running into the 145th Street subway station in Harlem.

Vuktilaj is suspected of stealing gold chains as part of a Bronx elderly robbery pattern.

Vuktilaj had been arrested after he was connected to the last two robberies in the Bronx.

He was later linked to more incidents, and detectives from the 49th Precinct were at his home to arrest him when he escaped into the subway.


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