Suspect caught in theft of $500 from toddler

Police have charged Warren Hayes who swiped $500 from a toddler's hands inside a Bronx liquor store. (NYPD)
Police have charged Warren Hayes who swiped $500 from a toddler’s hands inside a Bronx liquor store. Credit: NYPD

Police have arrested a 44-year-old man who snatched $500 from a toddler’s hand after the child removed the money from his mother’s purse.

Warren Hayes of the Bronx turned himself in on Tuesday, cops said. Hayes allegedly saw a 3-year-old boy remove $500 in cash from his mother’s purse inside a liquor store in Hunt’s Point last Friday. When the child’s mother did not notice, Hayes approached the boy, took the money and fled the store.

He has been charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree.



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