Thief steals FedEx truck, takes it on 75-block joyride through Manhattan
A would-be package thief wound up stealing an entire FedEx delivery truck and taking it for a 75-block joyride through Manhattan on Tuesday, cops said.
The 60-year-old thief, whose name had not been released, hopped into the delivery truck on E. 28th St. and First Ave. just after 10:20 a.m., cops said.
With the keys still in the unoccupied truck, the thief took advantage and headed uptown.
The wild ride of one very ambitious package pirate ended in #EastHarlem when POs Saidmurodov & Kim spotted the thief hauling away loot after crashing on 1st Ave. On the lam for 70 blocks, he got no further as these officers swooped in to recover the @FedEx truck and its cargo. pic.twitter.com/3Itw7vkjDF
— NYPD 23rd Precinct (@NYPD23Pct) November 9, 2021
He made it all the way up First Ave. to E. 103rd St., before he crashed into a parked car.
The crook then bailed out, holding a package from the wrecked truck, but two NYPD officers arrested him before he could escape, cops said.
Charges against the suspect were still pending Tuesday evening.