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Man rips necklaces off 13-year-old girl during Queens street robbery: NYPD

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Posted at 3:54 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 15:54:42-04

QUEENS, N.Y. — Police are looking for a man who robbed a 13-year-old girl as she walked down the street in Queens with her 4-year-old sister, officials said Friday.

The girls were walking near Alderton Street and 62nd Avenue around 5:15 p.m. Thursday when the suspect pulled his vehicle over to the side of the road, according to police.

The suspect got out of his vehicle, walked over to the girls and ripped two necklaces from the 13-year-old’s neck, police said. He also tried to rip an earring out of her ear, causing a laceration, before he ran back to his vehicle, they said.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect on Friday.

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