Robber to Mom at Bus Stop: "Give Me Your Bag, or I'm Taking Your Daughter," Cops Say

Police say the suspect pointed a sharp object in the mother's back and threatened to take her daughter if she didn't hand over her bag

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013  |  Updated 3:53 PM EDT
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Robber to Mom at Bus Stop: Hand Over Bag or I'm Taking Daughter

NBC 4 New York

Police are looking for a man who pointed a sharp object into the back of a woman as she waited with her 4-year-old daughter at a Staten Island bus stop and threatened to take her child if she didn't hand over her purse, authorities said.

Officials say the suspect, believed to be in his 30s, approached the 41-year-old mother and her daughter at a Forest Avenue bus stop in Port Richmond shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday. 

He pointed the sharp object at the mother's back and said, "Give me your bag or I'm taking your daughter," then grabbed the child's hand, according to police.

Police say the woman gave the suspect her bag, and he ran off. Police released a surveillance image of the man (above inset).

No injuries were reported. 

Anyone with information about the robbery and attempted kidnapping is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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