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Police are searching man behind robbery of The Children’s Place in Ridgewood

Jul. 3, 2023 By Anthony Medina

The 104th Precinct Detective Squad is searching for a man who stole $7,337 worth of merchandise from The Children’s Place store in Ridgewood last month. 

Police say the thief entered The Children’s Place, at 57-37 Myrtle Ave. in Ridgewood, at approximately 5:55 p.m. on Monday, June 26. The crook told a 20-year-old woman he would stab her if she approached him, before exiting with the merchandise. 

The thief then fled and headed eastbound on Myrtle Avenue, police said. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Police say the man is believed to be White or Hispanic and is approximately 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 160 pounds.

The 104th Precinct is asking for anyone who can share any information in regard to this incident to notify Det. Melchor Alban at 718-386-2723 or to contact Detective Borough Queens North at 718-520-9200.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

The NYPD 104th Precinct Detective Squad is searching for the man depicted in this photo who stole $7,337 worth of merchandise from The Children’s Place on Myrtle Avenue in June.Photo courtesy of the NYPD

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