11-year-old boy beaten with cane, robbed of his cell phone in Brooklyn, suspect sought


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police released surveillance video Sunday night of a man wanted for robbing an 11-year-old boy in Brooklyn.

At approximately 6:40 a.m. on Feb. 6, officials say the suspect forcibly removed the 11-year-old boy's cell phone from his hands near 5th Avenue and 50th Street in the Greenwood Heights section.

The boy attempted to chase after the suspect and that's when he was struck on the head with a cane by the suspect, according to police.

Officials say the suspect fled the scene on foot northbound on 4th Avenue. 

Authorities describe the suspect as a light-skinned man and was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, a blue and black jacket, blue jeans, black and red sneakers. He walked with a dark colored cane, police add. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.

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