‘I felt like I was going to die’: Pregnant woman attacked, robbed in Bronx building

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WOODSTOCK, the Bronx — Police are searching for the pair who violently robbed a pregnant woman inside a Bronx building earlier this month.

On Feb. 1 around 2:15 p.m., 19-year-old Tylesha Mohammed was walking down a staircase to enter the lobby of the building along Saint Ann’s Avenue when she was knocked down by two women. Her trip to get orange juice from a bodega quickly turned violent.

While the victim was on the ground, they repeatedly kicked her and removed her cellphone, police said.

"I'm going to break your face and kill your baby," they said according to Mohammed.

She covered her stomach with her hands as she was beaten, terrified for her unborn daughter.

"I've been through a lot, but nothing like that ever happened to me," she said. "I felt like I was going to die. My body went numb after a while. I was just waiting for it to be over."

Her attackers fled to an unknown location. Mohammed is terrified of what might happen next.

"I'm scared for my life," she said.

She was taken to the hospital to be treated for bruising and swelling to her face and was later released.

According to police, an urgent care facility is located at the bottom of the building, but the incident happened on one of the building floors above the urgent care facility.

Police released descriptions of the two women wanted in connection to the assault:

The first individual is about 30 years old, 5 feet 1 inch with black hair. She is known to the victim as “Tiffany” and was last seen wearing dark clothing brown boots and carrying a shoulder bag.

The second individual is described to be about 20 to 30 years old with black hair. She is not known to the victim and was last seen wearing dark clothing and a pink baseball cap.

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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. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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