11 Year Old Girl Target of Attempted Robbery

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.