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Man knocks 4-year-old boy to ground, steals gold chain in Lynwood

August 28, 2012 | 10:48 pm

Authorities on Tuesday night were looking for a man who knocked a 4-year-old boy to the ground in Lynwood and took off with the child's gold chain.

The boy was at a laundromat in the 11400 block of Atlantic Avenue when the man walked up, grabbed the chain and pushed the child to the ground, which caused the chain to rip free from the boy's neck, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities said the boy was scratched on the bottom of his neck in the attack.

The suspect is described as African American, between 25 and 30, about 5 foot 10 to 6 foot and weighing between 160 and 180 pounds, the department said.

The man has black hair, a thin mustache, brown eyes and was wearing a short-sleeved shirt, a black hat and black pants, according to the department.

The man was spotted running south on Atlantic Avenue after the Aug. 20 incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 568-4800.

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— Robert J. Lopez

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