NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A student’s mother is getting extra credit for nabbing an assault and robbery suspect on the West Side.
The NYPD said that a suspect was taken into custody after a mugging at around 8:30 a.m. on Riverside Boulevard and 68th Street.
Witnesses told CBS2 the suspect robbed a woman.
Witnesses say he was chased down by a mother of a student at the preschool.
He then tried to run into the nearby Dwight School, according to witnesses. The suspect apparently was prevented from getting into the school by a school employee.
The woman was joined by arriving uniformed officers who put him in custody.