NYPD: Man Steals Teen Girl’s Cellphone In Violent Central Park Robbery

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are on the hunt for a man wanted in connection with a violent robbery in Central Park.

It happened around 6 p.m. last Tuesday near 106th Street and West Drive.

The suspect went up to a 15-year-old girl, asked her for the time and then a dollar, police said.

He then shoved her to the ground and took her cellphone when she told him she had no money, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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