Video Released of Theft of Boy’s Scooter

NEW YORK -
A surveillance image of the suspect.

Video has been released of a man robbing a six-year-old Boro Park boy of his scooter earlier this month, in an incident that made headlines across the city,

Six-year-old Simcha was riding his electric scooter on 12th Avenue at 35th Street July 7 when an unknown man grabbed the scooter’s handlebars, pulled it from the boy, and rode off on it. The incident made the front page of the New York Post as a new low as the city experiences a surge of crimes.

For Simcha, the story had a happy ending: last Tuesday, on his seventh birthday, he was presented with a gift of a brand-new scooter and safety helmet by Yonasan Schwartz, the owner of Toys 2 Discover, in front of the 66th Precinct station.