Police are looking for a man who they say tried to grab a cellphone from a young girl as she was heading to school in Astoria last week.
The 11-year-old student was walking near Ditmars Boulevard and 28th Street about 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 20 when the suspect attempted to snatch her phone, but she grabbed it back, police said. She then screamed and ran away.
Authorities have released video footage and a sketch of the suspect, and describe him as black, 30 years old and 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.