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Thief Yanked Jewelry from Toddler's Neck: Cops

Man followed mother, child, into lobby of their apartment before robbing 3-year-old in stroller,

Police are searching for a mugger who targeted a 3-year-old boy and his mother by forcibly removing a yellow gold baptism charm from the child's neck as he lay in his baby carriage.

The jewelry snatcher followed the pair into their Reid Ave. building's lobby at about 11:45 p.m July 10, according to police. The man then ran off in an unknown direction.

Police released a sketch of the stolen necklace.

The suspect is described as a slim, dark-skinned black male between the ages of 16 and 18, standing about 5-foot-5 in height, wearing tan shorts and a white shirt.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident and the above suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS(8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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