June 28, 2013
The suspected robber caught on a nanny cam as he pushed a mother to the floor and beat her in front of her child has been arrested.
Convicted robber Shawn Custis was arrested in Manhattan hours after police released an old mug shot of him to the public.
The 42-year-old now faces charges of attempted murder, robber, burglarly and child endangerment, and is being held on $750,000 bail.
Custis, who was released from prison in December, where he was serving a sentence for burglaries in New Jersey, is believed to be the man behind the vicious assault on the woman in her Milburn, New Jersey home.
Camera footage shows the sickening attack, which took place as the woman's terrified three-year-old daughter cowered on the sofa and her baby boy slept upstairs.
Police say they identified the convicted robber from the nanny cam images, according to the
The woman and her daughter were watching morning cartoons on the couch when bolted front door was kicked in and the helpless mother was savagely attacked.
The woman said she was afraid to cry out in case it made her daughter scream, which would anger her attacker, NBC4 said.
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Caught: Shawn Custis has been arrested after a nanny cam caught a home intruder beating a woman in front of her children
Otherwise quiet: A home invader in Millburn, New Jersey savagely beat a mother as her daughter, 3, watched and the footage was all caught on nanny cam Friday morning
'I knew that if I started screaming, my daughter would, too, and I was afraid she would get hurt. I took it. I didn’t cry the entire time.'
As she was punched and kicked at least 16 times, video shows the attacker turn and speak to the woman's daughter.
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