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Cops Seek Teens Who Snatched Purse From Stroller

By Alan Neuhauser | June 20, 2012 11:26am

THE BRONX — A pair of teens snatched a purse from a woman's stroller as she carried her baby down a flight of stairs, then yanked a necklace off another woman's neck in The Bronx last month, the NYPD said.

The suspects — a boy and a girl tandem apparently between 15 and 17 years old — approached a 25-year-old woman as she carried a stroller and her baby down the stairs of the D-line subway station at East 196th Street and Grand Concourse in Kingsbridge Heights on May 20, at about 8 p.m., police said.

They grabbed her purse, which she had draped over the stroller, the NYPD said, and then fled the station.

Eight days later, at about 7 p.m., the same duo allegedly ripped a necklace from a 47-year-old woman's neck as she entered the lobby of her apartment building at 2770 Briggs Ave., police said.

No injuries were reported in either incident.

The girl was described as having blond and red hair. She was last seen wearing and pink and peach-colored shirt and capri pants.

The boy was described as having short black hair, and was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information about the robberies or the suspects' whereabouts are asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477). Members of the public can also submit tips on the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting tips to CRIMES (274637), then entering TIP577.