NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Thursday were searching for a suspect who tried to rob a 15-year-old girl and slashed her in the leg in eastern Queens.

Around 8:25 p.m. Tuesday, the girl was walking at the Horace Harding Expressway South Service Road and 155th Street in Pomonok, Queens when the suspect came up, brandished a knife, and demanded her cellphone, police said.

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The girl refused and tried to run away, police said. The suspect slashed the girl in the left leg and ran off without any property, police said.

The girl suffered a laceration and was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens Hospital, where her condition was reported to be stable, police said.

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The suspect was described as a white male in his 40s, standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds, with blue eyes and long, curly brown hair. He was last seen wearing a dark baseball hat and blue shorts.

Police released a sketch late Thursday.

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Queens Slashing Suspect

A sketch of a suspect who slashed a 15-year-old girl in the leg in Queens on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (Credit: NYPD)

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782), visit or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.