Reward offered for man who escaped custody

BUFFALO, N.Y (WIVB) —  A thief from Buffalo is being hunted after he escaped police custody Tuesday night.

Police say there’s a $1,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Thomas Walsh, 29, a Buffalo native.

Walsh is sought on charges of petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and a list of other charges. Walsh escaped from a secure area of Buffalo City Court’s lockup following his arraignment Tuesday.

Police went to pick him up for transport, but he was gone. Police say Walsh is dangerous and should be avoided.

Those with information are asked to call their tip line at (716) 867-6161. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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