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Man punched 14-year-old before robbing him of $7 and an iPhone on an Astoria street

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Police are looking for a man who punched a 14-year-old boy in the face and stole $7 and an iPhone from him in Astoria.

On July 26 at 7:50 a.m., a man approached the boy at Astoria Boulevard and 44th Street, punched him and stole his iPhone 4 and cash. He then fled eastbound on 44th Street.

The individual is described as a white male, 20- t0 25-years-old, about 5 feet, 6 inches and 150 pounds with a beard. He was last seen wearing a dark colored shirt, white pants and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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