A man who had attempted to steal a set of Airpods from a 13th Avenue AT&T phone store was arrested shortly after with the help of Boro PArk Shomrim.
The stealing incident occurred at the AT&T store on 13th Avenue between 46th and 47th Street at 2:37 p.m. Monday.
The store manager said the suspect entered the store and asked for a set of AirPods Pro.
As the manager handed him the box containing the Airpods the man started running toward the door.
The manager grabbed him and, as they struggled, began screaming, “Chaptzem!”
The commotion was seen by a Shomrim member who works nearby who immediately grabbed the suspect.
Upon interrogation, the suspect apologized and asked them not to call the police.
The NYPD arrived and arrested the man.