SoHo, Manhattan- Several teens were arrested today after they reportedly stole items from an H & M store and then fled into a subway station, the NYPD said.
At approximately 2:10 p.m., a 911 caller reported a theft at the H&M store on Broadway between Spring St. and Broome St. The caller stated that a group of teen males and one female had come into the store, stolen merchandise and then fled down Broadway, according to police radio transmissions.
Several minutes later, an MTA R train conductor reported seeing a black male on the southbound tracks between Prince and Canal Streets. As a result, a southbound R train at Prince St. was held in the station until police could arrive and clear the scene.
When patrol officers arrived at the Prince St. stop, they saw a small group of teens and immediately took them into custody.
Across the street from the subway entrance, two young males were in handcuffs, standing next to a large group of officers.
Before the teens were placed in a patrol car to be transported to the 5th Precinct, officers stored several large H & M bags in the trunk of the car; it appears these bags may have contained some of the merchandise stolen from the store.
Police did not immediately state what charges the teens will face.
Note: The faces of the two youths in custody are blurred to protect their identity.