Man Chokes 6-Year-Old Girl, Steals Birthday Necklaces in Brooklyn

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Written By Lori Walker

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A man choked a scared 6-year-old girl while stealing her and her sister’s gold necklaces in Brooklyn. The necklaces were birthday gifts from their mom.

Police released pictures of the suspect, saying he approached a 14-year-old girl and her little sister at their apartment building near Eastern Parkway and Ralph Avenue in Crown Heights.

The older girl said they were walking home from school when the man cornered them in the building’s lobby. He demanded their necklaces, which were birthday presents.

“The man grabbed me by the neck, and then my sister looked, and she started getting scared,” the 14-year-old girl told ABC 7. “I didn’t have time. … I couldn’t react. I only looked at my sister, and she was screaming.”

The suspect choked the 6-year-old girl with one hand while using the other to yank off her necklace. He then took the older sister’s jewelry too, before running away.

Both girls were taken to Maimonides Medical Center and were in stable condition.

The suspect is believed to be between 25 to 40 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with dark hair tied into a ponytail.

Officials said he was wearing a white t-shirt and carrying a Target shopping bag, but then took out a gray hooded sweatshirt from the bag to cover himself.

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