A Brooklyn man died Thursday just hours after police came to his home searching for a teenage cell phone thief, according to law enforcement officials. NBC 4 New York reports that police lost sight of the suspect and started going door-to-door in the Brownsville apartment building.
Police believe they found the teenager in an apartment standing behind a man who answered the door, but the robbery victim was unable to identify the suspect with 100 percent certainty. According to NBC 4 New York, 43-year-old Carlo Alcis apparently later suffered seizure like symptoms and died at the scene.
The New York Daily News reports that Alcis passed away from an apparent heart attack and police on the scene required his 16-year-old son, who was the boy police thought committed the robbery, to help perform CPR. The family is also claiming it took an ambulance from nearby Brookdale University Hospital 30 minutes to arrive at the scene.
The Daily News reports that the police ended up finding the woman's stolen cell phone on Rockaway Parkway using her "Find My Phone" smartphone app.
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