A cold case is solved!
Robbery suspect who escaped police custody turns himself in days later
BY ROBERT POZARYCKI
The Brooklyn robbery suspect
who made a brazen escape
from police custody after being
brought to a local hospital last
week is back behind bars.
Police said Akeem Williams,
21, of Saratoga Avenue in Brownsville
turned himself in at the 73rd
Precinct, a source familiar with
the case said Sunday morning.
Williams was initially apprehended
by 73rd Precinct offi cers
on Jan. 12 in connection with a
robbery. But soon after his arrest,
cops said, he complained of
chest pains and sought medical
EMS brought him to Brookdale
University Hospital for treatment.
But while waiting in the
Police investigate an escaped suspect at Brookdale University Hospital on Jan 12. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
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emergency room, authorities
said, Williams — who had been
handcuffed with his hands behind
his back at the time — was
able to move his hands forward,
and made a run for it.
Security camera footage taken
from the hospital showed Williams
— with electrocardiogram
leads still stuck to his bare chest
— exiting the hospital on foot. He
fl ed in an unknown direction,
Police searched the immediate
area surrounding the hospital,
but with negative results.
After turning himself in Saturday,
cops tacked on charges of
escaping custody and reckless endangerment
along with his initial
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