NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police said a woman came up to a nanny pushing a baby boy in a stroller in Chelsea late Thursday afternoon, and tried to push a stroller away in what police called an attempted kidnapping.
The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. on Eighth Avenue near 17th Street, sources told CBS 2. A 43-year-old nanny was pushing an 8-month-old boy in a stroller, when the woman came up to talk to them, police told 1010 WINS.
The woman, in her 50s with short salt and pepper hair, mumbled something to the nanny and tried to pull the stroller away and push it forward, sources said.
The two women struggled, and the suspect ran off, sources said.
The woman never made contact with the baby or actually tried to take him, sources said. No one was injured.
The suspect was described as a white woman in her 50s wearing a beige hat and overcoat. Police have released a sketch.
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