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NYPD looks for man who snatched a gold necklace from neck of girl, 4

Authorities said they’re looking for Pablo Escobar, 22.
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The NYPD is asking for the public’s help to find a man who allegedly grabbed a gold chain from around a 4-year-old girl’s neck in Astoria Friday evening.

The girl was standing in front of the Won Won Laundromat on 36Avenue when the man approached her just after 6 p.m., police said.

Investigators identified the suspect as Pablo Escobar, 22, who was described as a Hispanic man 5 feet, 6 inches tall, 160 pounds, with a light complexion, thin build, long brown hair and brown eyes.

He’s often seen around Ravenswood, Queensbridge, and Dutch Kills Park at 36Avenue and Crescent Street, police said.

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Authorities were able to provide a mugshot of Escobar from a recent arrest on Friday, July 22, for intent to fraud charges.

Anyone with information about Escobar’s whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

You can watch surveillance footage obtained by police below:

 
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