New York girl, 12, dragged in brazen collar theft calls suspects on e-bike ‘worst human beings alive’

A 12-year-old New York girl who was injured when two thieves on an electric bike stole her necklace as she walked home from school says she was afraid to go out, weeks after the theft .

Julie Valria was attacked on October 24 in Elmhurst, Queens while being followed by two suspects. Surveillance footage released by the New York Police Department shows the suspects riding behind her as she walks down a sidewalk.


Surveillance still shows the moment two New York robbers attempt to snatch a necklace from the neck of a 12-year-old girl. The men are suspected of six similar robberies, police said.

The man in the back tries to rip the necklace off Valeria’s neck, but he refuses to come off. The girl is then dragged 10 feet during the flight in broad daylight.

“It happened fast. I didn’t feel like I was being dragged,” Valeria told reporters on Monday, Fox New York reported. “I didn’t feel like I was being dragged. I only cared about the necklace.”

One of the suspects then gets off the electric bike and snatches the jewelry from her while she is on the ground. The men immediately fled. The necklace was a religious piece that had sentimental value, Valeria said.

Valeria’s mother told the outlet that she was afraid to let her daughter go home alone.

These two men are wanted in connection with seven armed robberies in New York, according to the police.

These two men are wanted in connection with seven armed robberies in New York, according to the police.


“I mean, it’s scary to go out on the streets most of the time,” Valeria said. “They’re just the worst human beings alive.”

She ended up with a bruise around her neck. The robbery duo are suspected in six other robberies, police said.

Fox News’ Rebecca Rosenberg contributed to her report.


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