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The Bobster
01-20-2017, 02:27 PM
http://nypost.com/2017/01/19/video-catches-heartless-crooks-robbing-a-9-year-old-boy/

Video catches heartless crooks robbing a 9-year-old boy
By Amanda Woods
January 19, 2017 | 7:50pm

Two moon crickets put their two-toned monkey paws over a 9-year-old boy’s mouth at a Brooklyn Target store before swiping a wad of cash from his pocket last week, cops said on Thursday.

The young victim was shopping in the Target at the Atlantic Terminal Mall on Flatbush Avenue on Jan. 10 around 5:30 p.m., holding what looked to be a toy light-saber, when surveillance video shows him attempting to pick up an item that fell off a shelf.

One of the thieves approached him and helped place the item back on the shelf before another man approached and both started chatting with the boy.

The video then shows both men going down an elevator with the boy, and cops say they convinced him to go with them to an unspecified location.

Outside the Target, one of the suspects placed his hand over the boy’s mouth while the other swiped $282 from his pocket, according to police.

Cops say the boy was not injured.

The Bobster
01-20-2017, 02:31 PM
http://nypost.com/2017/01/20/9-year-old-boy-found-300-before-being-robbed-at-target/

9-year-old boy found $300 before being robbed at Target
By Elizabeth Rosner and Amanda Woods
January 20, 2017 | 4:01pm

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A 9-year-old boy who was robbed at a Brooklyn Target store last week thought he had struck gold when he found an envelope containing nearly $300 on the street — and went to the store to buy a new tablet, his father told the Post on Friday.

A pair of crooks approached 9-year-old David Square, who was holding a toy light-saber, at the Target store in the Atlantic Terminal Mall on Flatbush Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10.

They started chatting with him before surveillance video captures the duo going down an escalator with their young victim.

Outside the Target, one of the suspects placed his hand over the boy’s mouth while the other swiped $282 from his pocket, according to police.

The boy’s father, Mohamed Square, said David’s aunt was supposed to pick him up from school — but the boy left before his aunt showed up and started walking toward his great-uncle’s 99-cent store on Lenox Road in Flatbush.

On the way, he spotted the cash-filled envelope on the ground near a car. He briefly stayed at his uncle’s store before he snuck out, got on the train and headed to Target, Square said.

“He left his coat and bookbag at my uncle’s store,” Square said. “He was tricking my uncle. And when my uncle was busy with a customer, he snuck out. They had no idea he left. He wanted to buy a tablet…”

Around 6 p.m., cops called Square — who believed his son was still at his great-uncle’s store — and explained what happened.

“He needs to watch out, but walking by yourself, anyone can do anything for you,” Square said of his son. “He listens, but I need to continue speaking with him to go over things over and over again.”