Police seek Ozone Park robbery suspect

By Patrick Donachie

OZONE PARK – Police sought help in finding a man who allegedly stole a cell phone from a teenager earlier this month.

The incident occurred inside a northbound A train at the Lefferts Boulevard stop June 11 at about 8:30 p.m., according to the NYPD. The suspect approached a 14-year-old teenager while on the train and asked to use his cell phone for a phone call, police said. The victim refused and the suspect threatened to assault him if he did not make the phone call, according to police. The victim then dialed the phone number for the suspect, who took the phone and walked off the train with it. After warning the victim not to follow him, he left the station and headed west on Liberty Avenue, police said

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 20 to 25 years old, between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10, weighing between 115 and 135 pounds. He was seen wearing a black shirt, black baseball cap, black sneakers and blue jeans. Police urged anyone with information to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or submit tips online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com

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