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Police, Community Leaders Gift 7-Year-Old Boy New Scooter After His Was Stolen On Brooklyn Sidewalk

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A 7-year-old boy has a brand new scooter after police say his was stolen in Brooklyn.

The Borough Park Shomrim tweeted video of the robbery, which took place near the corner of 12th Avenue and 36th Street.

The video shows the boy riding the scooter down the sidewalk when a man suddenly snatches it out of his hands and rides away.

The NYPD says it partnered with community leader Yanky Meyer and Toys 2 Discover owner Yonasan Schwartz to gift the child a new scooter and helmet.

Meanwhile, the search continues for the suspect.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

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