A cell phone thief kicked a woman in the back, knocking her onto a Bronx sidewalk, but he actually assaulted two people — she had a 3-month-old child strapped to her chest.
Police were able to identify the robber as Brown, who already has an impressive rap sheet, after viewing surveillance footage along E. Tremont Ave. near Bronx Park Ave. in West Farms.
After pacing back and forth, the footage shows Brown attacking the woman from behind as she walks pass him.
The woman, Odila Orozco, 24, fell to the pavement and rolled over, but managed to shield the child as she fell, police said. The suspect grabbed her phone out of her hands after she hit the pavement, and took off running.
The woman and baby were taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where they were treated for minor injuries and were later released.
As for how she’s recouping? “Everything’s good,” said Orozco in Spanish. “My baby’s good and I’m good.”
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Officials urge anyone with information about the assailant to contact the
NYPD’s Crime Stoppers tipline at (800) 577- TIPS. All calls are confidential.