Police: Daniel Ufares arrested for stealing a 7-year-old boy’s scooter in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police arrested a man who allegedly stole a scooter from a 7-year-old boy in Brooklyn.

Daniel Ufares, 59, was arrested on Monday for robbery and criminal possession of stolen property.

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The incident was videotaped on July 7 near the corner of Chester Avenue and Church Avenue in Kensington.


Another great job from your @ NYPD66Pct detectives: tracking down and arresting the man who stole a scooter from a 7 year old kid. https://t.co/PlGqA6QGAC

– Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) July 19, 2021

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Boro Park Shomrim shared the video showing the boy riding the scooter down the sidewalk when a man suddenly yanked him out of his hands and drove away.

Video of the despicable Lowlife who stole his electric scooter from the now 7 year old kid last week. If you can identify him or have information, call @ NYPD66Pct Detectives and # Shomrim emergency number 718-871-6666. #WeNeedYourHelp #LetsCatchHim https://t.co/TYSTbbI6RC pic.twitter.com/Gb08gHbMJA

– 𝐁𝐨𝐫𝐨 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐫𝐢𝐦 (@BPShomrim) July 16, 2021

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The NYPD has teamed up with community leader Yanky Meyer and Toys 2 Discover owner Yonasan Schwartz to bring the child a new scooter and helmet.

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