Man comes up empty handed in attempted robbery of 14-year-old boy in Briarwood: NYPD

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Police are searching for the man who attempted to rob a 14-year-old boy in Briarwood last month.

Police say the suspect approached the teen in front of 141-40 84th Dr. just after 11 p.m. on Jan. 24. The man the demanded the teen hand over his property before sifting through the boy’s pockets and fleeing in an unknown direction without having taken anything, according to authorities.

The teen was not injured during the incident.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect on Feb. 7.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips.

All calls are kept strictly confidential