The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman they say tried to snatch a toddler in Brooklyn over the weekend as the child was playing outside.
On May 28 at about 9:50 a.m. the woman allegedly approached a 2-year-old girl near 16th Avenue and 80th Street, according to police.
The woman then took the child by her hand and started to walk away with her, authorities said. The toddler’s mother, who was also outside, saw the woman walking away, went up to her and took her daughter back.
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The suspect then allegedly kept walking away as if nothing had happened, police said.
The child was not injured during the incident.
Police describe the alleged abductor — who was caught on video crossing a street and standing on the corner — as an Asian woman with black hair and who was last seen wearing a red and white plaid shirt and was carrying a black bag.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.