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Cops: Staten Island Robbery Suspect Threatened To Take Victim’s Daughter

Suspect Allegedly Said 'Give Me Your Bag Or I'm Taking Your Daughter'
Surveillance image of a suspect cops say is wanted for a robbery on Staten Island. (credit: NYPD)

Surveillance image of a suspect cops say is wanted for a robbery on Staten Island. (credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for a robbery suspect who they said threatened to take a woman’s 4-year-old daughter if she didn’t turn over her bag.

It happened around 10:45 p.m. Sunday at a bus stop on Forest Avenue in Staten Island.

Police said the suspect walked up to the 41-year-old woman and her daughter and stuck the woman in the back with a sharp object.

He then told the woman “Give me your bag or I’m taking your daughter” and grabbed the little girl’s hand, police said.

The woman handed over her bag and the suspect took off. Police said no one was injured.

The suspect was seen in the area on surveillance video.

Police describe him as being an Hispanic male, about 30 years old, 5-foot-5 and weighing around 200 pounds with a stocky build. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap, black t-shirt, black and white sneakers and gray shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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