JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY – A Jersey City felon has been charged with snatching a necklace from a 3-year-old girl who was in the arms of her 71-year-old grandmother, officials said.
Shamar Woodson, 32, of Oak Street, was charged with robbery following the 4:15 p.m. incident at Academy Street and Bergen Avenue Thursday, a police report says.
Woodson robbed the girl by “physically grabbing, pulling and removing a gold chain from juvenile victim (name omitted) causing a scratch on the victim’s neck,” the criminal complaint says.
Witnesses pointed police in the direction Woodson had fled and officers canvassing the area spotted him and he was identified as the robber, an official said.
Woodson shook his head when his bail was set at $75,000 cash only at his first court appearance on the charges this afternoon in Central Judicial Processing court via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny.
Woodson was in prison from July 28, 2000 to Nov. 15, 2001 and Sept. 19, 2002 to May 12, 2006 for three counts each of drug distribution within 1,000 feet of a school, and drug possession, corrections records say.
On Tuesday, a 55-year-old woman who was standing with her grandchildren on the corner of Forrest and Bergen avenues was robbed of a gold chain by someone riding a bicycle