Man Allegedly Followed Girl, Mother, Into Fast Food Restaurant

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Saturday were searching for a suspect who snatched a necklace from a 3-year-old girl inside a McDonald’s in Jackson Heights, Queens.

Police said at 1:47 p.m. Friday, the suspect followed the girl and her mother into the McDonald’s at 37-59 82nd St. in Queens. The suspect waited for the girl to walk upstairs and followed her up, police said.

Upon catching her, the suspect ripped a gold necklace and charm from the girl’s neck, police said. He then fled the McDonald’s.

The girl was not injured, police said.

The suspect was described as a man about 40, balding, and wearing a gray button-down shirt and blue jeans. Police have released a surveillance video of the suspect.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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