Police are asking for the public’s help to find the knife-wielding thief who robbed a 12-year-old boy in Bronx earlier in the week.
It happened about 3:40 p.m. Monday along White Plains Road between Westchester and Gleason avenues, police said.
The child was walking when a man approached him, pulled out a knife and demanded he hand over his phone. The victim complied and the attacker ran away with the boy’s phone.
Police on Tuesday released a photo and video of the culprit, who is described as a black male, about 5 feet 7 inches tall with some facial hair. He was wearing a black bubble jacket, a gray hooded sweatshirt, navy blue jeans and carrying a backpack with black and blue straps.
Anyone with information related 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 tips will be kept strictly confidential.