Woman Tried to Snatch Baby in Stroller on Manhattan Street: Police

Police are searching for the suspect, described as a woman in her 50s

Friday, Apr 18, 2014  |  Updated 6:57 AM EDT
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Woman Tried to Snatch Baby in Stroller on NYC Street: Police

Police are looking for a woman who allegedly tried to abduct a baby in a stroller as the child's nanny was pushing it down a Chelsea street Thursday afternoon. 

Police say the nanny was pushing the 8-month-old in a stroller near 17th Street and Eighth Avenue when a woman in her 50s approached the nanny and began talking to her. 

The woman, who may be homeless, then began pushing the carriage away, police said.

Bystanders jumped in and stopped the woman before she left the area, and the woman ran away.

Police were canvassing the area and checking nearby stores for surveillance video.

-- Michael George contributed to this report. 

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