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Man sought for assaulting teenager and stealing his phone in Flushing: NYPD

Mar. 30, 2023 By Julia Moro

Police are searching for the man who shoved a teenager to the ground and snatched his cellphone in Flushing earlier this month.

Authorities say that a 19-year-old man was walking near 135-32 Roosevelt Ave. at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 13, within the confines of the 109th Precinct, when he was approached by the suspect. The unknown man proceeded to push the teen to the ground before stealing his cellphone and fleeing the scene on foot.

The teen, who sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident, was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital in stable condition.

Police on March 29 released a surveillance image of the suspect, who has dark skin and a thin build and was last seen wearing gray pants and a black jacket.

(Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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