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Video shows moment heartless Brooklyn crook steals cash from 10-year-old boy’s hand

Startling surveillance video obtained by the Daily News shows the moment a sneering criminal yanked $8 out of the hand of an innocent 10-year-old boy as the young victim walked on a Brooklyn sidewalk Friday.

The video captures little Alex Medina and his 7-year-old sister walking along Sterling Place near Utica Ave. in Crown Heights about 11 a.m. Friday as the crook follows.

The boy is holding the money in his left hand as he carries a black plastic bag around his wrist. As the robber catches up, Alex and his sister turn around and stop.

The mugger moves in, clasping the cash and wrenching it out of Alex’s hand as the boy tries to pull away. The youngster then takes out a phone as the robber walks away.

“He asked me if I can give him $5 dollars but I ignored him and walked away,” Alex told the News Saturday, with his family’s permission. “The second time I went to the pizzeria, he came, grabbed my hand and took the money and just ran off.”

Alex and his sister were coming back from a nearby Crown Fried Chicken and Pizza with some food they had picked up.

“He grabbed me by my right hand and took the money out of my left hand. I had like $8 dollars,” the child recalled.

Brooklyn boy, 10, with young sister by his side, robbed by snarling crook


NYPD released photos of the suspect accused of robbing a 10-year-old Brooklyn boy of as the tot and his younger sister walked down a Brooklyn street.

Alex called police and told his father about what happened and the two drove around the neighborhood, looking for the crook. When they spotted him, his father asked, “Did you steal money from my kids?” Alex recalled.

His father snapped a photo and the crook ran off.

Cops on Saturday released a photo of the mugger, who is believed to be homeless. Police are asking anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.


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