NEW YORK CITY — A 3-year-old lifted $500 from his mom's jacket inside a Longwood liquor store Friday, but then a man snatched the cash from the boy's hands and fled, cops said.
While she was distracted, the curious tot fished the cash from his mom's jacket pocket about 10:50 a.m. within a liquor store at 1045 E. 163rd St., according to the NYPD.
A man nearby saw the boy come up with the bills, pried them from his hand, and fled the store, police said.
The suspect, whom cops described as about 5-feet-9-inches tall and approximately 240 pounds, was last seen wearing black pants, flip flops, and a blue hoodie with white lettering on the front.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).