Nassau County police are investigating a failed child abduction at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream Thursday in which the suspect yelled “Give me the baby” to a mother inside a restroom while trying to grab the tot.
Police said a mother was tending to her one-year-old child inside a Kohl’s restroom at 10:45 a.m. when a woman commented “That is a beautiful baby.”
The suspect approached the woman and repeatedly said “Give me the baby” while grabbing the tot’s arm. The mother pushed the woman’s arm and was able to exit the restroom safely before notifying security.
The suspect, described as Hispanic and five-feet, five-inches tall with long blonde hair wearing a blue jacket, yellow shirt and multi-colored skirt, was last seen leaving Kohl’s in a black livery cab.
Police said the investigation is ongoing.
Detectives ask anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls are anonymous.