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Woman Arrested for Taking Candy from 10-Year-Old Girl, Police Say

By Gustavo Solis | September 14, 2015 1:43pm
 The girl was walking home from school during the robbery, police said.
The girl was walking home from school during the robbery, police said.
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EAST HARLEM — A couple of cookies landed a woman in jail.

A woman was arrested last week for stealing two chocolate chip cookies and “Now and Later” candy from a 10-year-old girl who was walking home from school last week, police said.

Renya Santana, 21, walked up to the little girl at 124th Street and Lexington Avenue about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday and said, “Give me a dollar,” according to the NYPD.

The girl, who goes to P.S. 7 four blocks south of where the crime took place, was so scared that she looked through her pockets even though she knew she didn’t have any money.

When she told Santana that she didn’t have cash on her, Santana made her hands into fists and walked within two inches of her face, police said.

The child gave Santana her bag of cookies and candy, which are worth $2.25, police said.

After the robbery, the girl flagged down an officer who found and arrested Santana.

Santana was released without bail and denies the crime, her lawyer said.

She was charged with robbery and endangering the welfare of a child. She is due back in court Dec. 15, records show.