April 4, Staff Report
A man attempted to steal the cell phone of an 11-year-old boy in Astoria Thursday, according to police.
The boy was walking in the vicinity of 21st Avenue and 43rd Street at about 2:20 pm, March 31, when the suspect came up behind him, put his arm around his shoulder and attempted to grab the victim’s phone from his pocket.
The boy resisted and the man fled.
The suspect was described as a white male, 5’6″ tall, weighing 200 pounds with dyed red hair.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)