A man who robbed a New York City store while attached to an oxygen tank has died in a car crash during a police chase, officials say.
Police say the man, identified as 63-year-old Arthur Williams, walked into a Turkish menswear store in Manhattan last Friday with a cane and breathing through a tube connected to the tank.
Police say he fired three shots after demanding money, but fled empty-handed. No one was injured.
Officials say Williams made his way to Maryland where he robbed two hotels early on Sunday.
A description of the robber went over police airwaves and a state trooper, who was following a drunken driver, realised he was pursuing the robber.After a chase, authorities say the robber ran off the road and crashed into a parked car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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