Police have published a sketch of a man wanted for questioning in the slashing of a 15-year-old girl on a Flushing street earlier this week.
According to the NYPD, the incident occurred at 8:25 p.m. on the night of Aug. 22 at the corner of the eastbound Horace Harding Expressway service road and 155th Street, about a block east of the Queens College campus.
Law enforcement sources said the suspect — described as a white man believed to be in his 40s with long, curly brown hair — approached the young woman, brandished a knife and demanded her cellphone.
When the girl attempted to run away, police said, the crook swung his knife at her, slicing her left thigh in the process. He then fled the scene in an unknown direction.
The robbery was reported to the 107th Precinct; the victim was treated for a laceration at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens hospital.
Police said that the robber stands at about 5 foot 9 inches tall, weighs 170 pounds and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark baseball hat and blue shorts.
The 107th Precinct Detective Squad is conducting the investigation, with Detective Malcolm Palmer assigned to the case.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts is urged to call Detective Palmer at 718-969-6844 or Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. Information may also be submitted online at the Crime Stoppers website or via text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.