NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have arrested a man they say stole a scooter from a 7-year-old boy in Brooklyn.
Daniel Ufares, 59, was taken into custody Monday on charges of robbery and criminal possession of stolen property.READ MORE: NYPD Lieutenant Shot In Ankle Apprehending Suspect In The Bronx
The incident was caught on video July 7 near the corner of Chester and Church avenues in Kensington.
⚠️ ARREST MADE
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The Boro Park Shomrim shared the video, showing the boy ride the scooter down the sidewalk when a man suddenly snatches it out of his hands and rides away.
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Video of the despicable lowlife robbing the now 7 year old child of his electric scooter last week. If you can identify him or have any info, call @NYPD66Pct detectives and the #Shomrim emergency line 718-871-6666. #WeNeedYourHelp #LetsCatchHim https://t.co/TYSTbbI6RC pic.twitter.com/Gb08gHbMJA
— 𝐁𝐨𝐫𝐨 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐫𝐢𝐦 (@BPShomrim) July 16, 2021
The NYPD partnered with community leader Yanky Meyer and Toys 2 Discover owner Yonasan Schwartz to gift the child a new scooter and helmet.