ALBANY — A theft by taking suspect was arrested in the 800 block of Ninth Avenue just after 1 p.m. Thursday after a brief manhunt and foot pursuit by Albany law enforcement officials.

Albany Police Department spokeswoman Phyllis Whitley-Banks did not immediately release the name of the suspect, but she said he was “taken into custody for the offense of theft by taking at approximately 1307 hours (1:07 p.m.). Suspect took cash out of the tip jar from 1803 N. Slappey Blvd. on 05/15/2020.”

A number of police units parked along Ninth Avenue, blocking traffic as the suspect ran from a home in the area. Officers conducted a search on foot, walking down alleys in the area before one, with a pistol drawn, shouted, “Get down.”

After a brief chase, one of the responding officers said the suspect had been captured. He said he could not comment on the reason for the pursuit and arrest.

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