Grandmother Chases Down Would-Be Kidnapper in Toddler Stroller Snatch Outside NYC Supermarket: Police - NBC New York

Grandmother Chases Down Would-Be Kidnapper in Toddler Stroller Snatch Outside NYC Supermarket: Police

The boy wasn't harmed and the suspect ran off; he remains at large

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    Vigilant Grandma Stops Potential Kidnap of Toddler

    Police released surveillance video of the suspect walking down the street with the stroller. Rana Novini reports.

    (Published Thursday, May 10, 2018)

    Authorities are looking for a man believed to be about 25 to 40 years old they say tried to kidnap a 3-year-old boy, snatching his stroller right from under the nose of the child's grandmother outside a Brooklyn supermarket Monday.  

    Police say the boy and his grandma, 63, were in front of Thanksgiving Supermarket on 86th Street shortly before 4 p.m. that day when the man started to push the stroller away from the grandmother as she looked away.

    She noticed him shortly thereafter, but he was already walking down the sidewalk with the stroller, according to surveillance video. She chased him down.

    The man left the stroller, along with the toddler, on the street and ran off west down 86th Street. The boy wasn't hurt. 

    New Video Shows Man Trying to Kidnap Toddler in Stroller

    [NY] New Video Shows Man Trying to Kidnap Toddler in Stroller

    New surveillance video shows a clearer image of the man suspected of trying to kidnap a 3-year-old boy in a stroller from the front of Thanksgiving Supermarket on 86th Street in Gravesend, Brooklyn, Monday afternoon.  The man pushes the stroller away from the toddler's grandmother -- until the grandmother notices and chases him. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. Read more here. 

    (Published Wednesday, May 9, 2018)

    Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call police. 

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