Women use young child to snatch wallet in Queens

Sandra Bookman reports from Bayside, Queens where three different stores have reported seeing 2 women with a small child, who they were using to commit theft. (WABC)
May 13, 2014 3:35:26 PM PDT
Police are looking for two women accused of using a young child to steal a wallet inside a Queens store, and they're hoping surveillance images will lead to arrests.

The incident happened on May 7 inside a clothing boutique on Bell Boulevard in Bayside.

Investigators say the child took a wallet from the victim's bag, which was behind the cash register, and handed it to one of the adult women.

Authorities say that woman put the wallet in her pants and they all left the store.

Anyone with information in regards to this robbery is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.