11 Year Old Girl Target of Attempted Robbery

By Ilija Sekulovski

Astoria, you’re not going to like this one.


An 11 year old girl was walking to school in the neighborhood, when a man allegedly attempted to steal her cell phone.


The event occurred on Tuesday, January 20th – around 7:30 am. She was walking near Ditmars Boulevad and 28th street, when the suspect walked up to her and attempted to steal her phone from her.


The girl – thinking quick – pulled the phone back and started to scream, scaring off the suspect.


There were no injuries reported. Below is a sketch of the man believed to have been the suspect.  He has been described as a black male standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall.


A sketch of the suspect (via NYPD)


Parents – remember to tell your children to keep electronics and expensive belongings somewhere that isn’t out in the open – it’s safer, especially if they’re walking alone somewhere.


Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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