A mother walking with her 17-month-old baby was mugged while walking through Inwood Hill Park at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, police said, according to DNAinfo.
The victim was walking on the path between the Indian Road playground and the baseball fields when she was approached by two approximately 16-year-old boys who demanded she give them all she had, according to police.
One of the teens said he had a gun while motioning under his sweatshirt, police said. The woman said she handed over her wallet with credit cards and no cash.
Parents on a local parenting listserv said they were concerned about the robbery and worried it might be further evidence of an uptick in crime recently experienced in Inwood and Washington Heights.
"Very upset to hear this!," Inwood parent Juliet LeBien wrote. "Shame on them; how terrible to rob a woman with a stroller. This makes me want to do a 'stroller rally,' where we go out with our kids in strollers to say we're not scared, we will draw attention to this, don't mess with us."