New York robber told woman: it’s your purse or child, cops say

The NYPD is looking for a man who threatened to take a woman's 4-year-old daughter if she didn't turn over her bag.

Police say the suspect approached the 41-year-old woman and her child at a Staten Island bus stop and struck her with a sharp object. He then allegedly said "Give me your bag or I'm taking your daughter." Police say he then grabbed the little girl's hand.

The woman turned over her bag and the man fled.

No one was injured.

The incident occurred on Sunday at 10:45 p.m.

The suspect is described as having a stocky build, weighing about 200 pounds, 5-foot-5 and approximately 30 years old.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.