Man named Pablo Escobar wanted for snatching gold chain from girl: NYPD

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ASTORIA, Queens — Police are searching for a man, identified as Pablo Escobar, who is accused of robbing a 4-year-old girl at an Astoria Laundromat Friday.

Escobar approached a 4-year-old girl in front of the Won Won Laundromat at 30-08 36 Ave. about 6 p.m.

He allegedly snatched a gold chain while it was draped around her neck, police said.

Police are searching for this man, identified as Pablo Escobar, in connection with a robbery that occurred outside of an Astoria laundromat Friday. Escobar snatched a gold chain off of a 4-year-old girl's neck. (NYPD)

Police are searching for this man, identified as Pablo Escobar, in connection with a robbery that occurred outside of an Astoria laundromat Friday. Escobar snatched a gold chain off of a 4-year-old girl's neck. (NYPD)

Witnesses identified him with the name Pablo Escobar.

He is 22, 5-feet 6-inches tall, weighs 160 pounds and has long brown hair and brown eyes.

Escobar is known to frequent the Ravenswood, Queensbridge and Dutch Kills Park areas.

He can be seen in surveillance video obtained by police and released to the public as well as his most recent mugshot from an arrest on July 22.

He shares a name with infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, who died in 1993.

If you have any information related to this incident, submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

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