Video helps them ID attacker who took cop’s gun

A 21-year-old man has been identified by police as the suspect in the violent robbery of an off-duty officer, who was punched in the face and had her gun stolen while she was headed to work in the Bronx.


Police sources told CBS2 authorities recovered the missing weapon, but not in Philadelphia. One clip, from CBS2, shows officers in SWAT gear outside the apartment building, one holding a sledgehammer. “He like really, really hit her hard, and knocked her to the floor”.

The 6-foot, 150-pound suspect grabbed the bag, swiped the weapon, and then fled, the NYPD said; the officer was taken to to Montefiore hospital and is in stable condition.

The building’s surveillance camera captured Thornton, who police said jumped the 41-year-old officer as she walked to her vehicle, snatching her gold necklace.

“This guy take the bag, the wallet”. He ran away after the mugging, police say.

Dotel said she and her husband narrowly missed the assault, spotting Thorton in the garage just minutes before the attack.

Richard Harbus/for New York Daily News NYPD cops and detectives scour the area for evidence after Police Officer Nilda Quezada was allegedly beaten by Samuel Thornton.

“If a policeman is about to i leave and consequently is hauling the tool in a packaging, on my own, that’s not an indictable offense”, said Robert J.

She was punched at least four times and sustained abrasions and contusions to her face.


Thornton is described as standing about 6 feet tall and weighing 150 pounds, police said.

Samuel Thornton wanted for assault on NYPD cop is arrested in Northeast Philly