Saks Fifth Avenue LP agent injured by shoplifter www.privateofficer.com
Town of Woodbury police Sgt. Cliff Weeks said at around 4:45 p.m. a man was attempting to steal a pair of jeans, a couple of shirts and shorts from Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th when a lost prevention officer attempted to arrest him outside the store. That’s when the suspect, despite being handcuffed around his wrist by the officer, gave him several deep bites and cuts, then ran off.
The loss prevention officer was taken to Cornwall Regional Medical Center in Cornwall for his injuries.
Weeks said police have crucial evidence from the scene to help identify the suspect and an investigation is continuing.