HEMPSTEAD, NY (WCBS 880) — Two young people are accused of threatening and stealing from people on Long Island, including a child.
Authorities said two boys who are only 12 and 13-years-old, would watch people walking on the streets in Hempstead and when they saw someone wearing gold jewelry, police said the duo would scare the victim, grab the gold necklace or chain and run.
WCBS 880’S Sophia Hall reports: Authorities Say Boys Face Robbery Charges
Police said they would steal from anyone, no matter how old they were. In one case on Yale Street, a 5-year-old girl was injured when the suspects stole the chain around her neck.
The boys were arrested, accused of stealing from a total of three people and police say more suspects in connection with thefts are still on the loose.