Bronx Man Robs 9-Year-Old Boy, Latest in String of Thefts Against Children

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One 9-year-old boy is sure to be traumatized for awhile following an incident last Wednesday. reports a man, who appeared to be about 50, pushed the young boy into a wall after following him into his apartment and then robbed him, before making off on a bicycle. The boy, , had made a brief errand to a nearby bodega to buy soap for his aunt, and had about $19 in cash in his hand. The robbery took place in the section of the Bronx, and the perpetrator is still on the loose.

The is calling this just the latest in a string of crimes, targeting children, a so-called “.” Saunders is at least the fourth victim of a crime involving an adult robbing a child, since early July, reports the Post. A 2-year-old and 3-year-old, respectively, were recently robbed around the City of jewelry they were wearing.

—Alissa Fleck

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