Police searching for Kew Gardens robbery suspect

RMA# 653-13 Robbery 112 pct

Police are looking for a suspect connected to a robbery in an elevator Thursday.

The suspect followed a 14-year-old victim into the elevator around 3:40 p.m. of a building near Union Turnpike and Queens Boulevard, police said. He asked the victim for her jewelry, cell phone and any money she had.

Police said the suspect groped the victim while gathering her belongings. He then took the girl’s cellphone and left the elevator.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s, about 6’3″ and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and carrying a dark-colored backpack.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-800-577-TIPS.