NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police say an 11-year-old boy was robbed of his cellphone and hit in the head with a cane last week in Brooklyn.
It happened around 6:40 a.m. Thursday near 5th Avenue and 50th Street in Sunset Park.READ MORE: 3 Teens Charged In Manhattan Subway Attacks, Police Release Video Of New Suspect Believed To Be Group's Lookout
Police said a man snatched the boy’s cellphone out of his hands. When he chased after the suspect, he was struck with a cane.READ MORE: Thomas Valva Case: Ex-NYPD Officer Michael Valva, Former Fiancée Angela Pollina Appear In Court For Pre-Trial Hearing
The man took off heading north of Fourth Avenue.
He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, blue and black jacket, blue jeans, black and red sneakers.MORE NEWS: Police Looking For Man Caught On Camera In Violent Assault At Brooklyn Subway Station
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting 274637.